Three people in custody following the death of a man in Wythenshawe

Three people are in custody following the death of a man in Wythensahwe, Manchester.

At 12.10am on 21 May 2020 the ambulance service were called to Topfield Road, Wythenshawe to reports that a man had collapsed.

He was taken to hospital but sadly passed away a short time later.

The man has since been formally identified as 51-year-old Peter Richardson.

Detectives began an investigation, reviewing the circumstances of the man’s death and established an incident involving Peter had taken place at an address on Greenwood Road a short time prior to him collapsing.

The review highlighted that the man had an unexplained injury and a post-mortem conducted yesterday (Thursday 28 May 2020) confirmed that the cause of death was a stab wound.

A murder investigation was launched and two women – aged 36 and 27 – and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They all remain in custody for questioning by detectives.

There are currently a number of scenes in place on Greenwood Road, Topfield Crescent, Moorcroft Road and Brookcroft Road while investigation work is carried out in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Liam Boden, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:

“First and foremost I would like to express my deepest sympathies to Peter’s family and friends who are mourning such a tragic loss.

“Whilst we have made arrests, I want to stress that our investigation remains very much ongoing.

“We have a dedicated team of detectives working around the clock and they are continuing to review this case.

“As with any murder investigation, we will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice and will follow every single possible line of enquiry available to us. We are determined to get answers for Peter’s loved ones.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they may hold information to please get in touch with us as even the smallest detail could prove absolutely vital and assist our enquiries.” 

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 2232 quoting incident number 430 of 21/05/2020.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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