Atherton murder inquiry: Man found stabbed in house

Samuel Street, Atherton
The 49-year-old man was found seriously injured in Samuel Street

A man who was found unconscious after being stabbed has died, police say.

The 49-year-old was found seriously injured in a property in Samuel Street, Atherton at about 18:00 GMT on Friday, Greater Manchester Police said.

Emergency crews treated the victim at the scene but he died shortly afterwards.

Officers have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Det Ch Insp Neil Higginson said: "I understand people will be concerned when they hear of news of what has happened, but I would like to reassure you that we have a number of additional resources deployed to identifying the person responsible."

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