Police update on murder investigation after man stabbed to death

A man has been released without charge after he was arrested on suspicion of murder of a 49-year-old man.

The man was found with a ‘serious injury’ following 999 calls on Friday, November 17. Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of an ‘unconscious’ man at a flat in Atherton, Wigan, Manchester Evening News reports.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later despite the best efforts of the emergency services. Officers said they believe the man, who has not been named, was stabbed.

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A 22-year-old man who was arreted on suspicion of murder has been released without charge after questioning, police say. GMP confirmed on Sunday the investigation was ongoing. The man has not been named and there’s been no further update.

Neighbours in the Atherton area of Wigan, meanwhile, spoke of their shock as the murder inquiry was launched.

Emergency services were called to Samuel Street, near Hindsford between the Atherton and Tyldesley areas of Wigan, just after 6pm on Friday night. The street, on an estate, is a mixture of terraced housing and flats, with a witness saying the ‘whole block’ was cordoned off for ‘forensics’ at the time.


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