A 12-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an assault outside of a McDonald’s restaurant in Manchester.
Police arrested the young boy on Sunday morning along with another 17 year old. two 16 year olds have also been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police are holding all of the lads in police custody for questioning on suspicion of murder.
Officers responded to an emergency call on Wednesday night at 10.50pm following reports of an assault which happened outside of McDonald’s on Warrington Street in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside.
A man was rushed to hospital after being found injured he was taken to hospital and sadly died hours later.
Detective Inspector Kevin O’Regan from GMP’s Major Incident Team said: ‘This has been quite a fast moving investigation and we have now made three further arrests, bringing the total number of people we have in custody to four.
‘Our investigation continues and I would urge anybody with information to please contact police, no matter how insignificant you think it may be.’
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 2541 or call or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.