Middleton: Murder probe launched after man dies in mass street fight

The mass brawl involving men and women took place in this residential street Image copyright Google
Image caption The mass brawl involving men and women took place in a residential street in Cheap Side

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man died following a mass street fight in Greater Manchester.

The 27-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds in the brawl, which involved a group of men and women just after 23:30 BST on Friday in Middleton.

He was taken to hospital but later died following the fight in Cheap Side.

An 18-year-old man, charged with assisting an offender, appeared before Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court earlier.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court next month.

Det Ch Insp Jamie Daniels said: "We continue to appeal for information from anyone who witnessed the attack and we are particularly reaching out to people in the community who might not normally want to talk to the police.

"The loss of any loved one is heart breaking but for the victim's family and friends to lose him to an act like this must be unbearable and I would ask anyone with knowledge about the incident to think about this, to do the right thing and get in touch with us.

"We are particularly interested in speaking to a man who is described as around 21 years old, white, of medium build and was believed to have been wearing a grey T-shirt and shorts."

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