Greater Manchester Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died in Withington yesterday evening

The 28 years old man had fallen ill at a property on Heysham Avenue in Withington, he taken to hospital but sadly died.

From initial enquiries, police  believe the man was assaulted earlier that day and are working to establish exactly where this happened.

Detective Inspector Wes Knights, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “The investigation is in its very early stages but from enquiries so far we believe this man was subjected to a brutal attack at some point on Saturday.

“The family is understandably beside themselves and we are doing everything we can to find out exactly what happened to him and those who are responsible for his death.

“Specially trained officers continue to offer their support to them, while a team of detectives and forensic officers are trawling through potential evidence and information that can help us piece together the hours leading up to his death.

“There will be a police presence on Heysham Avenue and I would urge anyone who knows anything to please contact us so we can give this man’s family the answers they deserve.”

Information can be passed on to police by calling 0161 856 8797 and quoting incident number 350 of 16 June 2018. Alternatively, details can also be passed on to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.


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