Two 21-year-old men and a 20-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19 year old man was fatally stabbed on Cheviot Avenue in Oldham during the early hours of this morning.
The stabbing followed reports of a fight involving a small group of men around 4.30am
Emergency services attended the scene and a 19-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The man was sadly pronounced dead a short time later and three men have since been arrested.
A murder investigation has now begun and a scene remains in place on Cheviot Avenue and Miller Road while initial enquiries continue.
Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley, of GMP’s Oldham division, said: “My thoughts are with the young man who has had his life brutally taken away from him and our specialist officers are working closely with the family to assist them the best we can at this devastating time.
“This is a fast-moving investigation and we have made three early arrests. However, we are keen to establish the circumstances around this and are appealing to the public for further information to assist us with this case.
“A crime of this severity requires as much detail as possible, therefore it is vital that those who know about the circumstances behind this get in touch with police and aid our enquiries so the perpetrators can be brought to justice.”