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Murder at 36 Douglas House, Wigan

GMP are investigating an incident that occurred in Douglas House, Wigan on 30th October 2023.

Details of Incident

Officers were called to a concern for welfare of an adult female in Douglas House, in Wigan, at around 8pm on Monday 30 October 2023.

Sadly, on entering the property they found an adult female deceased.

A 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

From initial enquiries, it is believed that on Sunday 29th October the victim attended the Dog and Partridge pub in Wallgate and had some drinks. She left alone to walk 10 minutes home and arrived home just after 11pm.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Davis, of GMP’s Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a terribly sad murder of a lady in her own home and even though a male has been arrested, this investigation is still in it’s early stages. This investigation is led by a dedicated MIT team of detectives. Numerous scenes remain in place as officers investigate the circumstances behind this tragic incident.

I wish to appeal for witnesses around Douglas House – particularly from 11pm on Sunday 29th October up to 8pm on Monday 30th October and also in the Dog and Partridge pub, Wallgate, Wigan, particularly during the evening of Sunday 29th October and all day on Monday 30th October."

Contact Information

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Alternatively, the Major Incident Team can be contacted on 0161 856 6377 or use our LiveChat service at

The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.