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Fifteen-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder in Denton.
Monday 8th June 2015 @ 07:58 by Anna Fletcher
Denton & Audenshaw News

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Fifteen-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder in Denton.

A fifteen-year-old has now been arrested in connection to a man killed in Denton on Sunday.

Shortly before 3am on Sunday officers were called to Manchester Road and found a group of six to eight men had been fighting with two seriously injured.

Both were taken to hospital however a 21-year-old man sadly died from his injuries. A post-morten examination is due to take place and the man has not formally been identified.

Another 18-year-old man remains in hospital where he is being treated for facial injuries, but his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

A fifteen-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder while a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Both remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Superintendent Phil Reade said: “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 trained officers are offering them whatever support we can.

“We have arrested one man but there are other people out there who were involved in the fight, and we believe the group may have been in Hughsey’s Bar beforehand. If you were in the bar last night and saw the group, please get in touch.

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

“When an incident like this happens, I understand it can cause a huge amount of distress in the community, but I would like to reassure the public that we have a team of experienced detectives working to establish the circumstances leading up to his death.”

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