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Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a man who was found in a block of flats in Rusholme

August 31, 2012, 12:51 pm

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a man who was found in a block of flats in Rusholme.

At 5.15am on Friday 31 August 2012, police were called to the address on Dickenson Road following reports of a disturbance.

Officers attended and found that a man had suffered serious injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man is believed to be in his 30s but has not been formally identified.

A 17-year-old who was at the scene was detained by officers and arrested on suspicion of murder. She remains in custody.

A number of addresses in the area are being treated as crime scenes which will require careful examination.

A section of Dickenson Road, between Birch Lane and Swayfield Avenue, has been closed to traffic while inquiries, which are ongoing, continue. Officers expect these closures to remain in place for much of today, Friday 31 August 2012.

Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry said: “First of all, I want to stress that we are in the very early stages of our inquiries.

“I appreciate that this morning’s events will cause some alarm in the area, but we are working as hard as we can to establish the full circumstances.

“We are keen to try and establish the identity of this man and offer support to his family.

“We are also, however, conducting what is a complicated investigation. We are therefore carrying out inquiries at a number of addresses which we need to cordon off.

“Diversions will be in place around this area in an effort to minimise disruption.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4146 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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