A man who was stabbed to death in Wythenshawe has been named.

Police were called to Greenbrow Road, Newall Green in Wythenshawe to reports that a man in this 30s had been stabbed.

Police and ambulance services attended and found 38-year-old Shaun Murphy, he was taken to hospital where sadly he later died.

Late last night, police arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Higham from GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “My thoughts are with Sean’s family at this horrific time, I can’t begin to imagine what they are going through. We have specially trained officers supporting them through this difficult time.

“I have a large team investigating Sean’s murder and this morning we arrested a 23-year-old man. This investigation is still in it’s early stages and we are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry.

“Our investigation does not finish there however, so I am still appealing for anyone who may have any information that could help us to get in touch.

“Any information, no matter how small could be vital to our investigation.

“There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area as we piece together what exactly happened and as a reassurance to the local community.”


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