Body found after murder investigation launched into missing woman

Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, Lancashire
Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, Lancashire
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Police investigating the murder of a missing woman from Lancashire have discovered a body.

Officers investigating the disappearance of Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood Lancashire, who had not been since October 2015, searched a property on Toronto Street, Bolton yesterday evening.

Following the search, a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and after further enquiries, officers found a body at the address.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but officers believe it is the body of Victoria Cherry.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “We are continuing to support Victoria’s family as they deal with this devastating news.

“The arrested man remains in custody but I’m urging anyone with any information that would help our enquiries to get in touch.

“If you have information about Victoria’s whereabouts since her disappearance in 2015 or if you hold any information about the events leading up to our discovery, please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4711 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.