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Man stabbed to death and girl critically injured in Moston

Incident in Moston Photo: ITV Granada

A man has been murdered and a 13-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after a stabbing in Moston.

Police were called to a house on Delta Walk, Moston on Sunday evening after reports of a concern for welfare.

Officers attended and discovered the body of a 41-year-old man. It is believed he had been stabbed.

A 13-year-old girl had suffered serious injuries, believed to be stab wounds and was taken to hospital. She is currently in a critical condition.

Police say a second man died after the incident in Moston when a car crashed into a pub in Harpurhey.Officers were called to Watfield Walk, Harpurhey just before 1am this morning after the man had threatened a car owner with a knife and stolen their vehicle.

We are in the very early stages of our inquiries and are piecing together the circumstances that led to two men losing their lives and a 13-year-old girl fighting for her life in hospital.

“Obviously the community will be shocked as to what has happened but we can say we do not believe anyone else was involved and are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

However, a police presence will remain in the area to offer reassurance and answer any concerns residents may have.”

– Detective Superintendent Simon Barraclough from the Major Incident Team

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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