Murder investigation launched after death of man in Leigh

Greater Manchester Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Leigh

Saturday, 25th September 2021, 3:43 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th September 2021, 3:44 pm
​Police were called just before 1.30am on Saturday, September 25, to an address on Charleston Court in Tyldesley to reports of a concern for welfare

Police were called just before 1.30am on Saturday, September 25, to an address on Charleston Court in Tyldesley to reports of a concern for welfare.

Officers attended, conducted a search of the nearby area, and located a 30-year-old man with a number of serious injuries.

Emergency services attended, but despite their best efforts the man died at the scene.

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Officers remain at the scene, and detectives are following up a number of lines of enquiry to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death.

Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson, from GMP's Major Incident Team said: "This is an horrific incident, in which a man has tragically lost his life. Our thoughts remain with his family at this time, who are being supported by specialist officers.

"We understand the distress an incident like this can cause for people living nearby, and we're following a number of lines of enquiry to find out what exactly happened, and to bring those responsible to justice.

"We're keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything, or who may have CCTV in the area. If you or anyone you know may have information that could help us, please get in touch via LiveChat on our website, www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 280 of 25/09/2021. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Thank you."