Man stabbed and killed in Manchester City Centre

Murder detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed and killed in Manchester City Centre.

Police responded to an emergency call at 3.25am on Sunday 4th January 2015 to Charles Street at the request of the ambulance service following reports that a man had been stabbed.

Police attended and found a large group of people gathered at the scene and a 26 year old man with stab wounds.

The 26 year old was transferred to hospital and sadly died a short time later.

A post mortem examination isdue to take place. The man has not yet been formally identified.

A 37 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Detective Inspector Richard Ennissaid, “A young man has sadly died and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his relatives and friends.

“I Cannot begin to imagine what they are going through and specially trainedofficers are offering them whatever support we can.

“We are in the very early stages of the investigation and we have a team of experienced detectives working to establish the circumstances leading up to his death.

“We have extra officers in and around the area and if anyone has any concerns I would encourage them to speak to us.

“I would also urge any witnesses to this tragic incident to come forward and speak to us in absolute confidence.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestopperson 0800 555 111.