Murder probe after man stabbed to death in Oldham

Fifth Avenue in Oldham. Photo: Google Maps.

A murder investigation is under way after a man has been stabbed to death in Oldham.

Police were called shortly after 5.05pm on Wednesday (26 May) to a report of 'a disturbance' involving a group of men at a house on Fifth Avenue. 

Emergency services attended and a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A bladed weapon was recovered close by and initial enquiries suggest the man was stabbed.

A large cordon is still in place at the scene. 

GMP say no arrests have been made so far. 

A senior detective says it appears to have been 'a targeted confrontation' and several lines of enquiry are already being explored. 

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Butterworth, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "A shocking incident has occurred this evening and a man has lost his life in what appears to have been a targeted confrontation which resulted in the victim suffering fatal stab wounds.

"Our initial priority is supporting the man's family at this time and to work at great pace to find those responsible for this tragic act.

"Several lines of enquiry are already being explored and we ask anyone with information to support us in our endeavour to identify those involved and hold them responsible for their lethal actions tonight."

Anyone with information should contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk, or by calling 101 quoting incident 2226 of 26/05/2021. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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