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Two women arrested in connection with the murder investigation in Bury

On Wednesday, 15 August police were called to reports that a man had been stabbed inside the Premier shop on Ainsworth Road in Radcliffe. Photo: Google Maps

Shortly before 7.30am on Wednesday 15 August 2018, police were called to reports that a man had been stabbed inside the Premier shop on Ainsworth Road in Radcliffe.

Officers attended and a man believed to be in his 40s was taken to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.

Before police arrived at the scene, the offender had been involved in a collision with a number of cars on Ainsworth Road.

When officers arrived, a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

Two women, aged 29 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Crime scenes remain in place on Ainsworth Road and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:

“As our enquiries into how this man came to lose his life continue, my thoughts remain with his family.

“Specialist officers have been speaking with the local communities and reviewing CCTV footage as part of their investigation.

“We will continue to be in the area over the coming days, and I’d urge anyone who may have information about this devastating incident to please speak to our officers directly.

“Information can also be passed to police on 0161 856 9908 quoting reference number 436 of 15/08/18.”

– DCI Stuart Wilkinson, GMP
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