Arrests made after man killed in Oldham after praying at mosque

Four arrests have been made after a man was stabbed to death in the street in Oldham as he reportedly made his way home after attending prayers at a mosque.

Residents said the man, who has not been named, had been walking home after getting food following worship at the Jalalabad Jamay Masjid.

Around 3.20pm on Friday 9 March 2018, police were called to reports that a man was unconscious and not breathing on Waterloo Street, Oldham.

Officers attended and discovered a man, believed to be in his 20s, with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he died.

Late Friday evening, three men aged 20, 20 and 22, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in police custody for questioning.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Nicky Porter, said: “Although the investigation is making good progress, it remains in its early stages.

“I appeal to anyone who may have witnessed what happened yesterday or who has any information to contact us.

“A large cordon remains in place and I am grateful for the support the local community and the hospitality they have shown to officers, some of them keeping them supplied with hot drinks during a very wet night.

“My foremost thoughts are with the family who have suffered this tragedy and they continue to be support by specially trained officers.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1293 of 09/03/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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