A woman and her two young children have been found dead at home after concerns were raised over her welfare.
The bodies were discovered shortly before 3.50pm yesterday after officers were called to a property in the Little Lever area of Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Councillor Sean Hornby, who represents the area for Bolton Council, said: ‘This is devastating news. I have spoken to residents in the area they are obviously shocked and very upset.
‘I am saddened by the news, my thoughts are with close relatives of the family. We will await the findings of the police. aduq
‘There is speculation as to what has happened, but the police investigation will confirm what has happened with regard to this tragedy. I will be speaking to senior officers for an update in the morning.’
A police spokesman said: ‘Shortly before 3.50pm on Monday, police were called to a property in Little Lever to reports of concern for the welfare of a woman.
‘Officers attended and the bodies of a woman and two young children were found. A scene is in place and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the deaths are ongoing.’
House values on the road in the area – which is two miles south-east of Bolton town centre – range from £63,000 to £141,000, with the average around £94,000.