Body found in Stockport garden after woman’s confession

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Officers searched the garden of a house on Matlock Road in Reddish

A body has been found in a garden after a woman walked into a police station and told officers she had killed and buried a man “a number of years ago”.

Greater Manchester Police said the woman made the “disclosure” at Cheadle Heath police station on Sunday.

On Tuesday, the force said a body, believed to be that of a man, had been found in a garden in Matlock Road, Reddish, near Stockport.

A 63-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A police spokesman said the man’s family had been informed and was being supported by specially trained officers.

He said it was “still very early days in our investigation” and thanked the public “so far for their support”.

Door-to-door inquiries have been conducted on Matlock Road, with residents being asked if they know a man called Kenneth Coombes.

The questionnaire suggests Mr Coombes was in his late 80s in 2005.

Det Insp Dan Clegg said officers discovered remains which were later confirmed to be human by a forensic pathologist.

“We will continue our work at the scene through the night and hope in the coming days we can piece together the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death.”

Body found in Stockport garden after woman’s confession

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