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Salford murder arrest after man's body was found

Cannon St, Salford Image copyright Google
Image caption Police cordoned off Bramall Court, a student halls of residence in Cannon Street

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found at a student halls of residence in Salford.

The 30-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds inside a flat in Cannon Street on Monday.

A man had approached a patrol officer in Manchester at about 13:00 GMT and claimed he had killed a man and his body was in a flat, police said.

A 36-year-old remains in police custody for questioning.

The man is yet to be formally identified and a post mortem examination will take place later.

'Huge shock'

Supt Mark Kenny from Greater Manchester Police said: "I can't speculate on the motive for this crime, but at this early stage there is nothing to suggest there is a threat to the wider student population. "

Professor Helen Marshall, vice-chancellor of the University of Salford, said the man's death had "come as a huge shock".

"We are providing support for students and staff and have dedicated phone lines and staff available to help anyone affected by this tragic event."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force on 101 or Crimestoppers.

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