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Man charged with murder as 30-year-old victim named as Salford University student William Lound

Bramall Court, Salford Credit: Google Maps

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 30-year-old Salford University student William Lound who was found dead at his Halls of Residence in Salford.

On Monday afternoon, 36-year-old Lee Arnold approached a PCSO on patrol and told him he had killed a man and that his body was at a flat on Cannon Street in Salford.

Officers attended the flat and discovered the body. Mr Lound appeared to have suffered a number of stab wounds.

A Home Office post mortem has taken place and concluded that William died as a result of stab wounds to the back and neck.

Today, Arnold has been charged with murder and will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

Superintendent Mark Kenny from GMP’s Salford Division said:

“Our thoughts are with the family of William at this extremely difficult time.

"Specialist support officers are with William’s family and we are working closely with Salford University to offer support to anyone affected.

“We believe this an isolated incident and we don’t believe there is any risk to the wider community.”

– Superintendent Mark Kenny

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Man found stabbed to death in Salford University halls of residence

Bramall Court, Salford Credit: Google Maps

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found at a university halls of residence.

At around 1pm on Monday 8 February 2016 a man approached a PCSO on patrol in Manchester to disclose he had killed a man and his body was at a flat on Cannon Street, Salford.

Officers attended the flat and discovered the body of a 30-year-old man. He appeared to have suffered a number of stab wounds.

A post mortem examination will take place later today to establish the cause of death and specially trained officers are currently with the man’s family. He has not yet been formally identified.

An 36-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Superintendent Mark Kenny, based at Swinton, said:

"This is a tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to found out exactly what happened.

"We have now launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives will be speaking to witnesses over the coming hours and days. As part of that I want to appeal to anyone who might have information that could help us - please come forward and speak to my officers.

"I can't speculate on the motive for this crime, but at this early stage there is nothing to suggest there is a threat to the wider student population.

"We already have a strong working relationship with the university and we will be working closely with them in the coming days."

– Superintendent Mark Kenny

An investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances leading to the man's death. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police release images of car thought to have been used in shooting

Police have released images of the type of car thought to have been used in shooting of a mother and son in Salford.

Christian Hickey, 8, and his mum Jayne, 30, were shot on the doorstep of their home in Gillingham Road in October last year. A black Audi S3 was seen just prior to the shooting.

It's thought a car like this may have been used in the shooting Credit: GMP

“It is believed the Audi drove at high speed close to a motorcyclist on Worsley Road causing him to pull over.

“If this was you, or you remember seeing a black Audi S3 parked up on Dover Street or travelling at speed on Worsley Road, please get in touch with police.

“We are also trying to trace the occupants of a small dark coloured hatchback saloon that had a broad stripe running diagonally from the front door over the wheel arches.

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker

The first offender is described as white, between 19 and 20-years-old, of ‘chunky’ build and wearing a baseball cap. He spoke slowly and with a Salford accent. The second man is described as white and was also wearing a baseball cap.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3400 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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