16-year-old boy arrested suspected of murdering a man in Sale Moor

Detectives investigating the murder of a young dad in Sale Moor have made an arrest.

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At around 11pm on July 20, police were called to Royton Avenue to reports that a man had been stabbed.

Officers attended and found a 34-year-old man with stab wounds to his neck.

First aid was administered by officers at the scene before he was taken to hospital where he sadly later died.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Estelle Mathieson, of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “This has been a fast-moving enquiry and we have one teenager in custody, but our investigation continues.

“We have had a fantastic response from the public that has provided a number of positive lines of enquiry, but we still need the community’s help to find the man responsible for taking the life of this young man and leaving his child to grow up without a dad.

“Only a few hours have passed since this tragic turn of events occurred, our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

“I would urge anyone who either witnessed the incident itself or has information that would help us, to get in contact.

“We always treat information with the strictest of confidence and you can pass information to us anonymously, but please, do it as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 777 quoting reference number 2327 of 20/07/17 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Categories: Crime, Sale Moor

1 reply »

  1. 16 or not I hope for the sake of this poor man and his family the law comes down hard , far too many lenient sentences at 16 you know right from wrong I hope he gets years behind bars if found guilty for this mindless act if violence that’s ripped a family apart .

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