Police have launched a murder investigation after finding the body in Salford Reuters

A murder investigation has been launched after a 25-year-old woman was found dead at home in Salford, Greater Manchester.

The body of Linzi Ashton was discovered at around 6pm on Saturday 29 June by police called to her home on Westbourne Road, Winton.

The cause of death has not yet been established, but police have launched a murder inquiry.

Det chief supt Darren Shenton, head of The Greater Manchester Police's Serious Crime Division, said: "A young woman has been murdered and our thoughts are with her family and friends at what is obviously a totally devastating time for them.

"While it would not be appropriate for us to comment on how she died at this time, a full and thorough post mortem examination will be taking place in due course to establish exactly how and when she died and following that we will be in a better position to provide more information.

"I want to reassure her loved ones as well as those in the local community that we have a team of highly skilled detectives already working on this case but if anyone has any information they think can assist please call us.

"There will be extra officers in the area to offer reassurance so please talk to them if you have any concerns or want to provide us with any information."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.