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Man dies after a serious assault in Wythenshawe

A man who was seriously assaulted in Manchester has sadly died.

Yesterday evening (Thursday 4 June 2020) at around 6pm, police were called to Wythenshawe Road in Wythenshawe to reports that a man had been seriously assaulted.

He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he sadly passed away today (Friday 5 June 2020).

A murder investigation has been launched and enquiries have so far established that the victim – a man in his 20s – was assaulted by two men.

A 39-year-old man and  42-year-old woman who were arrested yesterday (04/06/20) have since been released under investigation.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested today and remains in police custody for questioning.   

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Clitherow, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:

“This was a vicious assault which has ultimately resulted in the death of a man and the launch of a murder investigation. Our thoughts are with the man’s loved ones – to whom I send my condolences at this unimaginable time.

“Dedicated officers, from the Major Incident Team and City of Manchester district, are working incredibly hard to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.  They have already spoken to witnesses who have described seeing the victim being assaulted by two men – one is described as white and the other is described as black or mixed race. I would like to use this opportunity to further our appeal for anyone else who was in the area at the time of the incident and saw or heard anything which may assist us with our enquiries to contact us as a matter of urgency.  

“News like this is, understandably, distressing for those who live in the local community but I want to provide some reassurance by saying that initial enquiries suggest  this was an isolated incident and we are doing everything we can in what is a very fast-moving investigation. There will be an increased police presence in the area over the weekend and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to those officers.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6198 quoting incident number 2099 of 04/06/20. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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