The husband of a pregnant teenager who was stabbed to death in her own home was today arrested by murder squad detectives.
The 24-year-old husband of Sana Ali, 17, and a 16-year-old youth were arrested this afternoon by detectives on suspicion of murder.
Mrs Ali and her unborn child both died following the attack at her home in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Friday.
Mrs Ali, who was originally from Pakistan, moved to Britain five years ago.
The teenager's blood-soaked body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom of the property in Throstle Grove at around 4.15pm on Friday.
Sair Ali married Sana in December last year.
Paramedics took the teenager to Fairfield Hospital, but they were unable to save her or her unborn child.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a pregnant teenager in Bury.
"A 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested this afternoon.
"They are due to be questioned by detectives later today."
Earlier today police said that extra officers would patrol the area where she was killed.
They hope the extra patrols will reassure neighbours shocked by the attack.
Detective Chief Inspector Keith Dillon said: 'She has a number of injuries. It does look to be a violent attack.
'This is a nice, quiet residential area and I realise that it will have been a shock for those living here to realise what has happened.
'Extra patrols will be put in place in the local area over the coming days to reassure the community and encourage them to come forward and tell us what they know.'
He said Mrs Ali's family had been interviewed and he would not rule out the murder being an honour killing.
He added: 'I am keeping an open mind on absolutely everything. That doesn't mean I think it is or that I think it is not.'
Source: Metro (English)