Two pensioners among six arrested after body found in Rochdale home

Police discovered the body of a man in his 50s at a property in Palatine Street, Rochdale, at about 10.30pm on Saturday after being called by paramedics.

A murder investigation was launched and three people were initially arrested – two men aged 49 and 43, and a 44-year-old woman.

A further three people were arrested on Sunday – a 70-year-old man and two women aged 69 and 47.

All six remain in custody.

“This is a fast-moving investigation,” said Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley.

“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.”

:: Anyone with something to add should call police on 0161 856 8797 or 07387 705768, quoting incident number 2204 of 11 August. Or they can ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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