Teenager ‘came from house crying hysterically after row with mother’
Last updated at 12:44 PM on 1st November 2011
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her mother following a row at their home.
The 42-year-old woman fell and was injured after an argument with her daughter at their home in Bolton on Sunday afternoon.
The teenager was yesterday taken into custody by Greater Manchester Police and questioned on suspicion of murder.
Neighbours of the family said the teenager came out of her house ‘crying hysterically’ after the row.
She is then said to have asked to use a neighbour’s phone, before calling her grandmother and going back to her house, saying she needed to get some clothes for her younger brother.
Neighbours said they then heard a loud scream, and she came back outside and told someone to call an ambulance.
Her mother, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital where she later died.
A post-mortem examination was being carried out yesterday to establish the cause of death.
Officers said they had yet to establish the injuries which led to her death, adding that the family were not known to police.
A police spokesman said officers had been called to the home following reports that a woman had been assaulted and was unconscious.
He said: ‘Paramedics attempted to revive the 42-year-old woman and took her to hospital for treatment where she died.
‘A 14-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
‘A post-mortem examination will take place and inquiries are ongoing.’
Forensic investigators were at the house on Sunday evening and yesterday morning, and police were seen searching the garden.
The house is now under 24-hour police guard.
One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: ‘There were family members shouting and screaming in the street.’
A friend of the woman, aged 30, said: ‘It’s just a shame. She was lovely, funny, a really nice woman. I can’t believe I’m never going to see her again.’
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said today that the 14-year-old girl had been bailed pending further inquiries.