A murder investigation has been launched after a man who had been stabbed during a street brawl died from his injuries.
The 27-year-old, who hasn’t yet been named, was found with multiple stab wounds and rushed to hospital after violence flared in Middleton.
Police confirmed that he died from his injuries in hospital on Monday morning.
A murder investigation is now under way.
Detectives say they have charged one man with assisting an offender, but no further arrests have been made.
The suspected killer is believed to have called at the Friendship Inn on Cheapside, Middleton, on Friday night demanding to see a girl moments before the brawl broke out.
Groups of men and women then started fighting in the street, before police arrived on the scene and discovered the victim with serious injuries.
Another man was stabbed in the hand and was also taken to hospital.
Police described it as a ‘brutal attack’ and cordoned off the entire street off Rochdale Road before carrying out an extensive search of the area – looking in bins and under vehicles parked behind the cordon.
An eye-witness said that a man came to the pub and demanded to speak to a woman who was inside.
She said that when the woman emerged with another man, a fight broke out and the victim was stabbed.
Another neighbour was heard telling police that she had discovered a knife in her back garden and ‘didn’t know how it got there’.
A GMP spokesman confirmed that the 27-year-old who was rushed to hospital has now died and a murder investigation was now underway.