Ancoats stabbing: man arrested at A&E on suspicion of murder in Manchester

One man has died and another was injured in an incident in Pollard Street.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a stabbing in Ancoats.

Police and paramedics were called to Pollard Street at 6.30pm last night (Wednesday 20 April) and found two men with knife wounds.

A man in his 20s died at the scene, while another man in his 20s was taken to hospital with leg injuries. The man who died has not been named yet but his next of kin have been told.

GMP said a 23-year-old man who attended A&E overnight was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The incident happened on Pollard Street, Ancoats Credit: Google

What have police said?

A police cordon remains in place today while police carry out inquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Wes Knights, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "As our investigation progresses, thoughts remain with the loved ones of the man who's sadly died. Specially trained officers are being deployed to support them.

"Overnight, our investigation has progressed and we are building a detailed picture of the events leading up to this incident.

“We can now reassure members of the public that we do not believe there is any threat to the wider community, that being said, extra officers will remain in the area in the coming days.

"As always, I would like to use this opportunity to appeal to anyone with information, particularly dash cam footage from Ancoats between 6.15pm and 6.35pm last night, to share it with us - this can also be done anonymously via Crimestoppers."

  • Anyone with information should contact police via 0161 856 5413 quoting 2565 20/04/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.