WITNESSES with potential video footage of a fatal stabbing attack which resulted in the death of a mum are being urged to call police.

Melissa Belshaw, 32, was attacked in Upholland Road, Billinge, on Wednesday and died from her injuries.

Police said her 13-year-old daughter rang the emergency services to raise the alarm.

Two men tried to stop the attack and one, in his 40s, was taken to hospital after being stabbed, the force said.

Having spoken to witnesses and taken accounts, detectives also believe that a third man also intervened and assisted in getting the young girl out of the house and to safety.

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A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after police were called to the address, shortly before 4.10pm.

Police are now appealing for any other witnesses of the attack to come forward with 'vital information'.

Superintendent Chris Bridge of Greater Manchester Police, Wigan and Leigh District division, said: "We are aware there were people in the area just before 4pm yesterday.

"To our knowledge there are people who have potentially not come forward to our incident room or police so we'd like to urge these people to please come forward and call 101 because information they provide could be crucial in terms of this investigation.

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"We believe some people who have not yet come forward took footage of the incident which could be vital information in relation to this investigation.

"The 13-year-old daughter of the deceased lady was present and I can't possibly imagine what that daughter is going through.

"She is being supported by specially trained officers who are not only helping the daughter but her wider family and we will offer her whatever support she needs at this horrendous time.

"The men who helped did not know the woman and that to me shows the hero status these two people have by running towards a dangerous circumstance with real bravery and one suffered injuries due to that, though thankfully these are not believed to be life-threatening."

Anyone who wants to upload footage can do so via GMP's Major Incident Public Portal - https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP20L14-PO1

Anyone with information can also call 101 and quoting incident number 1981 of 20/05/20. Alternatively, reports can be made anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.