Suspected intruder stabbed to death in Bramhall burglary

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Media captionCh Supt Tim Forber from Greater Manchester Police said a second suspected intruder fled the scene

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a suspected intruder at a Greater Manchester house.

Police found a man, aged in his 30s, with knife injuries after they were called to a house in Midland Road, Bramhall, at 19:50 BST on Saturday.

The man arrested on suspicion of murder is aged 39 and believed to be the householder.

A 33-year-old man has also been arrested in connection with the burglary.

The couple who live at the house were named locally as Vincent and Karen Cooke.

Image caption The incident took place on Saturday evening

The man was home alone when the burglary happened although his wife and son returned during the incident but were unharmed.

Ch Supt Tim Forber, said: "Clearly this is a serious incident in which a man has lost his life and at this time we believe the dead man was one of two men who were attempting to carry out a burglary at the house."

A post mortem examination is due to take place later on the man who died.

Floral tributes to the dead man have been laid near the scene.

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