Police launch murder hunt after pub stabbing

The scene in Failsworth Credit: MEN Syndication

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed during a fight outside a pub in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to reports of a large fight and a stabbing outside the Royal Oak Hotel pub on Oldham Road, Failsworth at around 3 o'clock on Sunday morning.

Officers found three men, aged 22, 23 and 24, had been injured. The oldest had serious stab wounds and died a short time later in hospital.

It is thought those involved escaped before police arrived. No arrests have been made.

Detectives have closed a section of Oldham Road while investigations continue.

Police say anyone with concerns about the incident should speak to neighbourhood officers in the area.

  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9908, alternatively call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.