Man dies after being stabbed in stomach, police launch murder probe

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man who was found stabbed in the stomach.


At around 11.45pm last night (Saturday 23 February) officers were called by the ambulance service to a report of a man who had been stabbed at a property on Platt Street.

On arrival, they discovered an unresponsive man in his 30s who had suffered a stab wound to his stomach.

Despite the best efforts of emergency service workers, the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A murder investigation was launched and two men – aged 48 and 44 – as well as a 22-year-old woman were all arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 22-year-old woman and 44-year-old man have since been released with no further action, but the 48-year-old man remains in custody for questioning.

Police at the scene in Platt Street. JPIMedia

Police at the scene in Platt Street. JPIMedia

Platt Street was placed on lockdown overnight while forensics combed the scene, and officers remained on site all day, although the cordon was lifted shortly before 1pm today (Sunday).

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have described the death as an "isolated incident".

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Local residents will expect to see a continued police presence as the crime scene will remain in place at the property while we gather vital evidence and continue with forensic work.

“While enquiries continue, this man and his family will stay at the forefront of officers’ minds and we will continue to offer our support to those closest to him.”

Police at the scene in Platt Street. JPIMedia

Police at the scene in Platt Street. JPIMedia

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 9908 quoting incident number 2753 of 23 February 2019.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police at the scene in Platt Street. JPIMedia

Police at the scene in Platt Street. JPIMedia