A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Beswick in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to Hinckley Street around 2.00 am to reports that a man had been stabbed a number of times in the leg.

The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he sadly died sometime later. His family have been updated and are being provided with support at this incredibly difficult time.

Further enquiries have established that the offender fled the scene in small light blue car, possibly a Fiat Punto or a Kia Picanto. Initial descriptions suggest that the male responsible was a dark skinned man, possibly of Asian or Somalian heritage.

He is further described as being in his late 20s to early 30s and wearing an all green or grey tracksuit.

A scene remains in place this morning as enquiries are carried out.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “This is an incredibly tragic set of circumstances which has resulted in a young man losing his life.

“The victim’s family have been informed of what has taken place and it has understandably left them devastated. I want to offer my sincere condolence to them as they come to terms with their loss.

“Such senseless acts of violence have devastating effects on families and cannot be tolerated. I want to appeal to anyone who may have information about the person responsible to please come forward.

“We believe the offender fled the scene in small light blue car, possibly a Fiat Punto or a Kia Picanto, so we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a car that fits this description driving close to the scene around the time of the incident.

“Help us get answers for a grieving family and bring the person responsible to justice.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 3400 – quoting incident number 276 of 5 May 2019 – or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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