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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
James Holt

Police launch murder probe after man found dead at house in Mossley

Police have launched a murder probe after a man was discovered dead at a house in Mossley on Sunday morning. Officers were called to a concern for the welfare of a man at an address at Riverside, Mossley on July 3.

A man in his late 30s was pronounced dead at the scene at around 10.30am. A large police presence remained at the scene throughout Sunday and late into the evening.

GMP have now confirmed a murder inquiry has been launched as police believe it may have been a targeted attack. Enquiries were carried out throughout the day, with numerous officers in attendance at the scene. An evidence tent was also pictured outside the property in question.

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Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels, said: “Following the initial stages of our investigation we now know that there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of this man and believe this may have been a targeted attack.

"While this enquiry is very much in its infancy and we are keeping an open mind, we would appeal to anyone with any information whatsoever to come forward and speak to the police. This man was someone’s son, someone’s partner, someone’s brother, someone’s father and we are determined to do all we can to find out who is responsible and bring them to justice.

“There will be an increase in officers in the local area while our investigation progresses through the evening and tomorrow. I would ask anyone with any information at all about this incident to please contact police as soon as possible.”

Information can be submitted by calling 0161 856 6377 or via LiveChat service on quoting incident number 1207 of the 3 rd July 2022. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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