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UPDATE: Witnesses sought after woman's body found in Cranage
DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following the discovery of a woman′s body in Cranage yesterday, Thursday.
Just before 11am, firefighters were called to a house in Byley Lane, near Cranage Hall, following reports of a blaze.
When police then searched the home, a woman's body was found in the garage.
Det Insp Steve Beddows, from the major investigation team, said: "We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a man driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa on Byley Lane at about 10am on Thursday."
Police also believe the incident could be connected to a car fire in Smith Lane, Mobberley on the same day.
Det Insp Beddows added: "We would appeal to anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously next to a silver Corsa, which firefighters were later called to as it had been set alight.
"We also want to speak to anyone who saw a man wearing a green or grey jacket with the hood up cycle off from Smith Lane on a bicycle towards Pepper Street."
"We would also appeal to anyone who was in the Mobberley area on Thursday and may have seen a man acting suspiciously."
A 48-year-old man from Hale, Greater Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.
No formal identification of the victim has taken place. A post mortem is being carried out this afternoon, Friday.
The incident saw Byley Lane closed in both directions. The road was reopened at 7am this morning, Friday.
Anyone with information should contact the major investigation team on 101 quoting incident number 285 on August 9.
To leave information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.