Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in Radcliffe earlier this morning

The incident happened around 7.30am after the man, believed to be in his forties was tabbed inside the Premier shop on Ainsworth Road.

He was taken to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.

An immediate area search was carried out and a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

Scenes are currently in place on Ainsworth Road.

Chief Inspector Phil Spurgeon, of GMP’s Bury borough, said: “An innocent man’s life has been cruelly taken away and we have specialist officers supporting his family at this unimaginably difficult time.

“My thoughts are with this man’s family and we are determined to get them some answers.

“Although we have one man in custody, our investigation is in its very early stages and I would urge anyone with any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think it might be, to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8172, quoting reference number 436 of 15/08/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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