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Man stabbed to death in Stretford

Davyhulme Road Stretford: Google

Police have arrested a man following a murder in Stretford

At around 9.40pm last night (Friday 16 April 2021), police were called to reports of a stabbing at an address on Davyhulme Road in Stretford.

Initial enquiries have established that the victim was stabbed following an altercation with the offender.

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Emergency services attended and a 50-year-old man was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his chest. Despite the best work of hospital staff, he was sadly pronounced dead a short while later.

A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

An investigation is underway and a cordon is in place while police complete their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is a horrific incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. Our thoughts remain with his family who are understandably devastated, and our specialist officers are doing everything they can to provide support at this difficult time.

“I would like to reassure the public that we have made an arrest, and are not looking for anyone else at this time. This is being treated as an isolated incident and there will be an increased police presence in the area as our officers carry out their enquiries.

“Although we have a man in custody, our investigation remains very much ongoing as we piece together the exact circumstances of what happened. If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, please do not hesitate to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9908 or 101, quoting incident number 3167 of 16/04/2021.

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

Greater Manchester Victims’ Services provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime and are a confidential service. The service can be contacted by visiting the website on http://www.gmvictims.org.uk or calling 0161 200 1950.

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