Murder inquiry launched in Manchester after man is found dead at a house in Mossley

The body of a man believed to be in his late 30s was discovered at a property in the city over the weekend.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after the body of a man was found at a house in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said it was called to a report of concern for the welfare of a man at an address on Riverside in Mossley at around 10.30am on Sunday (3 July).

When officers attended they discovered the body of a man believed to be in his late 30s.

A murder inquiry is now under way and anyone with information about the man and what happened to him is urged to come forward and speak to police.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels, said: “Following the initial stages of our investigation we now know that there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of this man and believe this may have been a targeted attack.

“While this enquiry is very much in its infancy and we are keeping an open mind, we would appeal to anyone with any information whatsoever to come forward and speak to the police.

“This man was someone’s son, someone’s partner, someone’s brother, someone’s father and we are determined to do all we can to find out who is responsible and bring them to justice.

“There will be an increase in officers in the local area while our investigation progresses.

“I would ask anyone with any information at all about this incident to please contact police as soon as possible.”

Information can be submitted by calling 0161 856 6377 or via the LiveChat service on the GMP website here, quoting incident number 1207 of the date July 3 2022.

Alternatively, anyone who can help police can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”