Police, Fire & Court

Police investigation underway after a woman’s body was found in house fire in Sale

By Barbara Metcalfe at

A joint investigation has been launched after a fatal house fire in Sale.

Police were called to the house at 1, Priory Road just after 8 am this morning by the fire service.

Following a search of the house, the body of a woman believed to be in her seventies, was found.


The scene in Priory Road as fire officers investigate the cause

Police say that they and their colleagues with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue area continuing with their enquiries into how the fire started.

The next of kin of the woman has been informed and the police are asking anyone with information relating to the fire to get in touch with them as soon as possible..

Police forensic officers with a fire investigating team were searching the house for clues to how the fire started.  Priory Road was cordoned off with the junction on Broad Road.


The fire was spotted shortly before 8am

GMP’s Detective Chief Inspector Gwynn Dodd, said: “It’s extremely sad that we’ve had to inform someone’s family that their loved one has died this morning – our thoughts and specialist support remain with them as they deal with the tragic news.

“It is still very early stages for the investigation but we’re acting quickly with our fire service colleagues to find out exactly what has happened.”


Priory Road was cordoned off in front of Number 1

“I want to encourage anyone who saw something or anyone who has information to contact us at their earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 634 of 28/01/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.