Pensioners arrested over murder after man's body discovered in Rochdale home

Six people – including two pensioners – have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man in his 50s was found dead at a homein Rochdale - writes

The ambulance service altered the police to the man's body after paramedics were called out to the house on Palantine Street shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) immediately launched a murder investigation and arrested a 49-year-old man, a 43-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman.

Three others were arrestedon Sunday, including - and a 47-year-old woman.

They remain in custody, being questioned by officers on suspicion of murder.

“This is a fast-moving investigation and we now have a further three people in custody bringing the total number of arrests to six so far,” Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley, from GMP’s Rochdale borough.

“However, our investigation does not stop here and we would continue to urge the public to get in touch with any information they have.

“You might have seen or heard something untoward or suspicious and have yet to come forward to police. Any information could prove vital in finding those responsible for this man’s death.”

The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

One resident in Palentine Street told the Manchester Evening News : “I’m shocked. It’s a close-knit street, we all look out for each other, look out for our neighbours. It’s a nice peaceful community. When something like that happens it shocks you. You don’t expect something like this to happen on your doorstep.

“This street is usually full of kids but it’s quiet today. I didn’t sleep last night. Because it’s your street, you panic.”

Details can be passed on by calling police on 0161 856 8797 or 07387 705768 quoting incident number 2204 of 11August or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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