Radcliffe shop stabbing murder suspect arrested

Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said the victim was not believed to be a shop worker

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in a shop in Greater Manchester.

The victim, aged in his 40s, died in hospital after police were called to the Premier convenience store on Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe at 07:30 BST.

A police spokeswoman said the victim was not believed to be a shop worker.

A man, 35, was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder. Two women, aged 29 and 30, were later arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The man remains in custody and part of Ainsworth Road was cordoned off while police investigate.

'Cruelly taken away'

The suspect had earlier been involved in a collision involving "a number of cars" on Ainsworth Road, Greater Manchester Police said.

Chief Insp Phil Spurgeon said: "An innocent man's life has been cruelly taken away and we have specialist officers supporting his family at this unimaginably difficult time.

"My thoughts are with this man's family and we are determined to get them some answers."

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