Woman released under investigation after man dies in Rochdale

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Detectives investigating the death of a man in Rochdale during a fight on Friday (17th May) say they’ve released a woman under investigation.

The 25-year old was held on suspicion of murder and assault following the incident with police being called to Berwick Street at around 9pm.

It’s understood a fight had broken out and had been going for around 20 minutes when officers were called after a man had been stabbed in the neck.

When emergency services arrived they found the victim, named locally as 23-year old David Gavin, had suffered serious injuries, he was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.

Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Chatterton, of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said: “This incident escalated extremely quickly before we were called to the area and sadly, we’re now dealing with the death of a man.

“While our investigation into the circumstances that led to him losing his life continues, his family are being offered support from specialists as they deal with the tragic news.

“Part of our enquiries will mean there is some disruption in the local area but we will try and keep this to a minimum and thank the public in advance for their cooperation.

“It was getting dark around the time of the incident last night so I appreciate there may not have been many people in the area but should you have seen something, whatever it is, please get in touch with us.

“We already know that a number of people in the area heard the disturbance so if you do have something to tell us but you’ve not yet got in touch with us, please do so at your earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8797 quoting reference number 2284 17/05/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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