Man who was arrested for murder in Partington has now been detained under the mental health act

A man arrested following a murder in Partington has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Ryan Lowry

Ryan Lowry died at the scene

Shortly before midnight on Thursday 27 February 2020, police were called to reports of a disturbance on Moss Lane, Partington.

A 36-year-old man was pursued down the street by a man wielding an axe, who then proceeded to attack the victim.

Emergency services attended and the victim, identified as 36-year-old Ryan Lowry from Marple, was sadly pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

A 31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Ryan’s family, who continue to be cared for by specialist officers at this dreadful time.

“I would like to reassure the community that, while our enquiries continue, we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this tragic incident.

“The arrested man and Ryan were known to one another and police are working hard to understand the reason for this horrific attack.

“Residents will continue to see an increased police presence in the Partington area.”

Anyone who wishes to contact police with information can call 0161 856 6777, quoting incident number 3649 of 28/02/20.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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