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Police make fourth arrest in connection with Manchester man stabbed to death

Four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Abdul Hafidah, pictured Credit: GMP

Police have made a fourth arrest in connection with the murder of Adbul Hafidah who was stabbed to death in Moss Side.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder today and is currently in police custody for questioning.

18-year-old Abdul was rushed to hospital with stab wounds to the neck and abdominal injuries earlier in May. He did in hospital on Saturday.

Abdul was reportedly being chased by a group of men. He collided with a car before being stabbed. The car was later recovered on a small road nearby.

A Home Office post-mortem examination found that Abdul died as a result of a stab wound to the neck.

The two 19-year-old men who were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday have been bailed until July, as was the 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the case.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 0161 856 9283, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. A dedicated Dropbox has also been set up:

“We have made a fourth arrest and the investigation into Abdul’s murder continues to make progress.

“I want to remind people who may have been driving past around the time of the attack and has any dash-cam or mobile phone footage to come forward. This attack took place during rush-hour in a busy area and may have lasted for quite a period of time.

"I would urge you to check your devices and if you have any footage from around the time it happened, please pass it to police. You can do this by sending footage to the dedicated link we have set up for this case on Dropbox or by coming in to a station.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton, GMP’s Major Incident Team

WATCH: CCTV footage of gunmen who shot at Social Services building

CCTV footage of two gunmen graffitiing and shooting at a Social Services building in Greater Manchester has been released by police.

The gunmen pulled out handguns and shot at the door of the Harpurhey District Office in April.

The building houses both Manchester Adults and Children's Services. Nobody was injured.

One of the men also graffitied the door before the shooting. Afterwards, both of the men ran away before jumping into a car and driving off.

The gunmen ran away before driving off in a white Ford Focus Credit: GMP

Officers who were called to the offices the next day discovered bullet shell casings and damage to the door of the building.

Witnesses have described the two men as wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.

Greater Manchester Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

"We suspect this was a targeted attack on this building.

“The footage we have released demonstrates that these are dangerous men, they possess three firearms and seem willing to fire indiscriminately without knowing if anyone was in harm’s way.

“We continue to work with Manchester City Council to ensure the safety of those who work in and use the building, but the public can also assist us in keeping the people in that building safe.

“If you recognise these men, or the vehicle pictured in the images we have released, please call the police as a matter of urgency, so we can remove the threat they pose from the streets.”

– Detective Constable Natalia Montano, GMP’s North Manchester Division


Police appeal after woman in Blackpool injured in cigarette attack

Blackpool Police are keen to speak to this man in connection with the attack Credit: GMP

Police in Blackpool are appealing for information after a 24-year-old woman in Blackpool was spat on and injured with a lit cigarette.

They are keen to speak to the man, pictured, in connection with the attack and are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

The woman had been out with friends when an argument started with a group of men nearby.

One of the men approached the woman and spat on her, before pushing a lit cigarette towards her face and damaging her eye. The men then ran away.

She was taken to hospital and treated for a damaged cornea and impaired vision.

"This was a cowardly and despicable assault which has left a woman requiring hospital treatment.

"The nature of the attack was particularly shameful and we want to find the person responsible.

"If you recognise the man pictured, please contact police immediately."

– PC Matthew Pearson, Blackpool Police

Two men jailed in connection with Manchester murder case

Danial Shahid (left) and Kadell Rivers (right) have been jailed in connection with the murder of Andre Marshall Credit: GMP

Two men have been jailed in connection with the murder of Andre Marshall in Manchester.

Andre Marshall died after he was shot. His body was discovered on Manor Park in Trafford.

Danial Shahid and Kadell Rivers were both arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in November last year.

A trial at Manchester Crown Court found Danial Shahid guilty of assisting an offender. He has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Kadell Rivers was also jailed after he pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and possession of a weapon at an earlier hearing. He has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

In May last year, police arrested Abdul Quadar Ahsan on suspicion of murder. He failed to answer police bail and police are still searching for him for questioning.

“Danial Shahid and Kadell Rivers have today been sentenced following an extensive investigation and, in Shahid’s case, a full trial.

“Andre Marshall was murdered in cold blood. I hope that the commitment we have shown in bringing to justice those people who help others, in the full knowledge that a man lost his life to a violent act, sends a clear message that Greater Manchester Police will not leave any stone unturned.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Jones of the Major Incident Team
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