Rochdale: Man & woman found dead at house in The Woods - police investigation launched

An elderly couple was found dead on The Woods, Rochdale An elderly couple was found dead on The Woods, Rochdale
An elderly couple was found dead on The Woods, Rochdale
A police investigation has been launched after a couple in their 70s were found dead

Police have launched an investigation after an elderly couple was found dead at a house in Rochdale. A major emergency response was reportedly seen on the quiet cul-de-sac on The Woods, Rochdale on Wednesday afternoon with the presence of fire crews, paramedics, and officials from gas distribution company Cadent.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at around 2pm, officers were called to a concern for welfare of an elderly man and woman at a property on The Woods, Rochdale. Emergency services attended the scene and sadly, a 74-year-old man and 75-year-old woman were pronounced deceased at the scene. Their loved ones have since been informed. A scene remains in place at the property while officers conduct further enquiries."

A Home Office post mortem will now take place and Greater Manchester Police files will now be passed to the coroner.