Cheshire murder investigation launched

Police in Cheshire have started a murder investigation after a man was found dead in a flat in Warrington.

The 40 year old was found dead in Grasmere Avenue on Saturday.

A post mortem concluded he died as a result of asphyxia and a stab wound.

His family have been informed but formal identification is yet to take place.

A 32 -year-old man and 29-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact them on 0845 458 000 or alternatively information can be left on the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111