Police searching garden find body ‘after woman walked into police station and claimed she killed man years ago’

Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Tuesday that a 63-year-old woman was held under arrest on suspicion of murder and taken into custody for questioning

Forensic teams investigating a murder have found a man’s body buried in a back garden in Stockport.

Police confirmed that human remains were discovered at a property on Matlock Road in Reddish on Tuesday night.

A murder investigation was launched on Sunday after a woman walked into a police station and claimed she had killed her dad and buried him.

She called at Cheadle Heath Police Station in Stockport to make the apparent confession – telling officers her father’s body was concealed in the garden of her semi-detached home for several years.

Forensic officers were seen searching the property, including the back garden, where police tents were set up.

Police said the human remains are believed to be those of a man.

The man is yet be formally identified and a Home Office post mortem is due to take place in the next 24 hours.

A neighbour who lives on the horseshoe-shaped street said of the woman: “I would see her everyday, walking her dog.

“I cannot believe it. She is such a lovely person. I have known her for many, many years.

“She lived with her mum and dad and her mum died many, many years ago.

“She has a daughter but I have not seen her for a long time.”

The neighbour told the Manchester Evening News: “She has been living there on her own for some time.

“She has a little dog and I used to chat to her as I was walking down the road. I just cannot believe what I am hearing.

“She is a very quiet and reserved person.”

Neighbours said police vans and cars have been coming and going since Sunday afternoon.

Detective Inspector Dan Clegg, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Following a search of the garden of a property on Matlock Road in Reddish, officers discovered remains which were later confirmed to be human, by a forensic pathologist.

“The investigation is still in it’s early stages and many questions still need answers. We will continue our work at the scene through the night and hope in the coming days we can piece together the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

“I would like to thank the community for their support as we continue to carry out our enquiries and we would like to reassure them that this is being treated incredibly seriously and we will do all that we can to find out what happened.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1273 of 07/01/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Source : http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-hunts-staff-take-twice-11824719
Source : http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/body-found-garden-after-woman-14134044

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