A third person has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in Ancoats last week.

Jermaine Leahong, 22 of Lagos Close, Manchester, has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Neri Morse in Ancoats a week ago

He has also been charged with Section 18 assault and possession of a bladed article.

Neri sadly died following an incident on Pollard Street at around 6.30pm. During this incident, a second man – also in his 20s – was injured.

Detectives believe this was linked to an incident at Zaf’s Go Local on Butler Street between 6.15pm and 6.25pm that evening and are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Wes Knights, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said, “In addition to our appeal for general information, we are now appealing for information about the incident at Zaf’s Go Local in the 15 minutes before Neri’s death and ask anyone who was inside or outside at the time to contact us or Crimestoppers.

Furthermore, I can now reveal that a vehicle which we believed was used by those responsible for Neri’s death in the aftermath was recovered from Kenwood Road in the Reddish area of Stockport at around 11.45pm that evening. I also ask anyone with information about that deposition or dash cam footage to share it with us without hesitation.”

Leahong has been remanded in custody and will next appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court this morning


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