9 February 2016
Police have started an investigation after a 30-year-old man was found stabbed to death in a Salford University residence room.
They were alerted to the crime after an officer was stopped by a man in the street who said: “I’ve just killed a man”.
The officer was then directed to the campus, where he found the dead man’s body, shortly after 1pm. It is reported the victim had appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds, Greater Manchester Police said.
The following day a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the murder and is currently being held in police custody for questioning.
Supt Mark Kenny of the Greater Manchester Police said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to find out exactly what happened.
“We have now launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives will be speaking to witnesses over the coming hours and days. As part of that I want to appeal to anyone who might have information that could help us – please come forward and speak to my officers.
“I can’t speculate on the motive for this crime, but at this early stage there is nothing to suggest there is a threat to the wider student population.”
“We already have a strong working relationship with the university and we will be working closely with them in the coming days.”
The victim, who has not yet been formally identified, will undergo a post-mortem examination on Tuesday to establish the cause of death.
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: [The Telegraph]