Police were called to reports that a man had jumped from a second storey flat window in Ancoats in Manchester
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found inside a flat on a busy city centre street.
Police were called to reports that a man had jumped from a second storey flat window in the Ancoats area of Manchester.
A short time later they received further reports that a number of people nearby had been assaulted. Officers then gained entry to a flat and found the body of a woman inside.
A 37-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody for questioning.
Police were initially called to the scene after a man covered in blood jumped 40ft from a window on to a car and allegedly attacked the family inside it before running down the road assaulting pedestrians.
Superintendent Chris Hill, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: ‘We are currently working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding what has happened this morning and the woman’s death.
‘Her death is currently being treated as suspicious and we have a team of officers working at the scene.
‘We are in the very early stages of our investigation however I would urge anyone with any information to please get in touch.’
A man covered in blood jumped from a window on to this car (pictured) and attacked the family inside it before running down the road in Manchester assaulting pedestrians
Ben Sheridan (pictured) was travelling inside the car with his mother Lynn and dad, Peter, when they were attacked. The family had just parked up and were preparing to go to work when they felt a huge bang on the roof and realised a man had fallen from the window above
Police were called to reports of a man behaving ‘erratically’ on a street in Manchester City Centre at 7.40am this morning and arrested a suspect. Bloodstains remain visible on the windows of an apartment block at the scene.
Ben Sheridan, 28, was travelling inside the car with his mother Lynn and dad, Peter, when they were allegedly attacked by the man, who plunged 40ft from a second-floor apartment.
The family from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, had just parked up and were preparing to go to work when they felt a huge bang on the roof and realised a man had fallen from the window above.
They initially jumped out to help him but they say the man started to attack them.
Ben, 28, a web developer, said: ‘A guy jumped out of the window onto our car, tried to steal it and then he’s run off. He attacked a few other people and then smashed a few other cars up