Salford casualty unit death murder inquiry

Salford Royal Hospital
Image caption Hospital staff contacted police after Mr Kelly died

A murder investigation is under way after a man died shortly after arriving at a Salford casualty unit with severe head injuries on Saturday morning.

Simon Kelly, 33, of South Avenue, Swinton, made it to Salford Royal after being injured in a disturbance following a party at 0230 BST.

He died later from the injuries inflicted upon him outside a row of houses on Agecroft Road, Salford.

Two 17-year-old youths have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said they remained in custody for questioning.

'Reassuring presence'

A post-mortem examination has confirmed that the man died from a head injury.

Det Supt Phil Owen said: "This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life after going to a social gathering on Agecroft Road.

"But I want to reassure people we have a team of detectives working on this and a full investigation is under way.

"This appears to be an isolated incident. We are now working to establish exactly how Simon came to suffer the head injury.

"We have been speaking to people who were at the house that night and carrying out house-to-house inquiries.

"We have also placed high visibility patrols in the area to act as a reassuring presence."

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