One man dead and another injured after double stabbing in Manchester

A man has died and another has been injured during a double stabbing in Manchester.

Greater Manchester police said officers were called by the ambulance service to an incident on Pollard Street in the Ancoats area at about 6.30pm on Wednesday.

The force said a man believed to be in his twenties was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

Another man in his twenties suffered leg injuries and is being treated in hospital, police said.

DCI Wes Knights, of the force’s Major Incident Team, has appealed for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

He said: “I send our condolences to the loved ones of the man who’s sadly died and our well wishes to the man who’s receiving treatment in hospital.

“Specially trained officers will be deployed to support them.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation but we are carrying out extensive inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“Members of the public should expect to see extra officers in Ancoats over the coming days.

“While officers are gathering evidence from the scene and the surrounding area, I would like to use this opportunity to appeal to anyone with information to share it with us – this can also be done anonymously via Crimestoppers.

“I also ask anyone who has dashcam footage from Ancoats this evening to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police via 0161 856 5413 quoting 2565 20/04/22 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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