A man whose body was found buried in a garden was allegedly killed by his daughter several years ago, we understand.

Greater Manchester Police said a woman made a confession at Cheadle Heath police station on Sunday.

On Tuesday, remains believed to be of Kenneth Coombes, were found in a garden in Matlock Road, Reddish, near Stockport.

A 63-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A force spokesman said the man had not been formally identified but his family had been informed and was being supported.

Det Insp Dan Clegg said: “The investigation is still in its early stages and many questions still need answers.

“We will continue our work at the scene and hope in the coming days we can piece together the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

“I would like to thank the community for their support and we will do all that we can to find out what happened.”