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Two Arrested After Man Stabbed To Death In Manchester

The victim, known by the nickname "Mudz", was killed in Moss Side on Tuesday afternoon.

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Police have arrested two men, aged 18 and 29, as part of an investigation into a fatal stabbing in broad daylight in south central Manchester on Tuesday afternoon.

Crondall Street, Moss Side
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Crondall Street, Moss Side

Greater Manchester police arrested the two men on suspicion of murder and he remains in police custody for questioning. The 18-year-old has been released on bail until 30 March. The 19-year-old remains in police custody.

Police were called to Crondall Street in Moss Side at 12.10pm on Tuesday and found a man who had suffered stab wounds. He later died at hospital. Formal identification and a Home Office post-mortem was due to take place on Wednesday afternoon.

The Manchester Evening News said the victim, aged, 20, was known locally by the nickname "Mudz" or "Mudi".

Superintendent Dave Pester said: "We have made two arrests in connection with the murder, but I want to stress that we are keeping an open mind as to who is responsible and what the motive of the attack is.

"We have a dedicated team of detectives investigating this murder and we have increased police patrols in Moss Side, to offer the community some reassurance in the wake of this tragic incident.

"We are asking for anyone with information that may assist our enquiries, to please get in touch."

Also on Tuesday, GMP said it had charged Anton Passlay with firearms offences, for shooting a man in the chest on a Moss Side Street on 30 December, one of a string of shootings in south Manchester over the Christmas period. He will appear at Manchester crown court on 19 April.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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