Salford murder investigation: man dies with serious injuries near Clarendon Park, police probe launched

Police have said the man had injuries consistent with being stabbed.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man died with serious injuries near a park in Salford.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called to the scene near Clarendon Park after receiving reports from the ambulance service that a man had been badly hurt shortly after midnight on Tuesday (27 December). He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have said the man’s injuries are consistent with a stab wound. They have also suggested they believe this to be a one-off incident.

Initial inquiries are already under way, though no arrests had been made by lunchtime on Tuesday.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Natalie Dalby, said:”We will continue to investigate what we believe to be an isolated incident, with no wider risk to the public.

“These are the very early stages of what is now a murder investigation, and a team of detectives are working tirelessly to piece together information and evidence. We will be following-up a number of different lines of enquiry we have to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

“Officers from the Salford district will be providing a visible presence in the coming days for reassurance and we would like to thank the local community for their cooperation and patience so far.”

Officers were gathering evidence from the scene and the surrounding area on Tuesday, police said.

GMP asked anyone with information about what happened or CCTV footage to contact them on 101 ,quoting incident 12 of the date 27/12/2022. A dedicated Major Incident Public Portal has also been opened to receive information, images and mobile phone, dash-cam, or doorbell footage.

Details can alsobe passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.