Police quiz pair on suspicion of murder after Salford man dies following New Year’s Day stabbing

By Dean Wilkins

A man died after being stabbed at a Salford flat yesterday and police are quizzing two men arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 46-year-old man was found with a serious injury at a home on Rodney Street, Salford, at around 4.30pm on New Year’s Day.

Emergency services rushed the man to hospital, but he tragically died a short time later and police have now launched a murder enquiry.

A 46-year-old man and a 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody for questioning.

Superintendent Stuart Barton said: “This will clearly be a very distressing incident for both the man’s family and the wider community.

“We understand everyone’s concern and this is why we have now launched an investigation, led by experienced detectives, to establish exactly what has happened.

“We have made two quick arrests and I want to reassure people that we don’t believe there was a wider threat to other people in the community.”

A post mortem examination will take place today to establish the cause of death.

“Residents will be able to see more officers than usual in the area and I would urge anyone with concerns or questions to approach them – they will be happy to help,” Superintendent Barton added.

“I also want to appeal to anyone with information to call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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