Man arrested after women found dead

Police outside a house in the Hulme area of Manchester after the bodies of two women were found

Police outside a house in the Hulme area of Manchester after the bodies of two women were found

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of two women were found at a house.

Police were called to the address on Holdgate Close in Hulme, Manchester, at around 7.20pm on Tuesday.

The bodies of the women, aged 57 and 34, were found.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish a cause of death.

A 57-year-old man at the address was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing."

Neighbours said the two dead women were a mother and daughter who lived at the house with the father, Christopher Rothwell.

Police confirmed the women's names were Jean Rothwell and her daughter Rachel.

Both were found inside the end terrace which police had cordoned off while forensic experts combed the scene.

The family had lived at the address for more than a decade, according to neighbours in the quiet cul de sac.

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