Two arrested after man stabbed to death in Oldham

Fifth Avenue in Oldham. Image: Google Maps.

A man and a woman have been arrested after a man was 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 25-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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

A senior detective had said it appeared to have been 'a targeted confrontation' and that several lines of enquiry were being explored, as a murder investigation was launched. 

Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Thursday morning (27 May) that a 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Butterworth, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "A shocking incident has occurred and a man has lost his life in a 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, and bring them to justice.

"The investigation is very much ongoing, and we ask anyone with information to contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk, or 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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