Two arrested after man stabbed to death in Oldham this morning

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Oldham early this morning [Sunday 16 February].

Two people, a 21-year-old men and a 20-year-old man, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to Cheviot Avenue at 4:30am this morning to reports of a small group of men fighting.

Both the police and ambulance services attended, taking the 19-year-old man to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

A crime scene remains in place on Cheviot Avenue and Miller Road while initial enquiries continue.

Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley, of GMP’s Oldham division, said: “My thoughts are with the young man who has had his life brutally taken away from him and our specialist officers are working closely with the family to assist them the best we can at this devastating time.

“This is a fast-moving investigation and we have made three early arrests. However, we are keen to establish the circumstances around this and are appealing to the public for further information to assist us with this case.

“A crime of this severity requires as much detail as possible, therefore it is vital that those who know about the circumstances behind this get in touch with police and aid our enquiries so the perpetrators can be brought to justice.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police on 0161 856 9080 quoting incident number 630 of 16/02/2020. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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