Manchester murder: Man dies after being repeatedly stabbed in leg | UK News

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was repeatedly stabbed in the leg in a “senseless act of violence”.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was knifed several times before the suspected attacker fled in a car, Greater Manchester Police said.

The attack happened in Beswick, east Manchester, at around 2am on Sunday.

The victim died in hospital.

Officers describe the suspected attacker as possibly of Asian or Somali heritage, in his late 20s or early 30s, and wearing an all-green or grey tracksuit.

He fled in a small light blue car, possibly a Fiat Punto or Kia Picanto.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes said: “This is an incredibly tragic set of circumstances which has resulted in a young man losing his life.

“The victim’s family have been informed of what has taken place and it has understandably left them devastated.

“Such senseless acts of violence have devastating effects on families and cannot be tolerated. I want to appeal to anyone who may have information about the person responsible to please come forward.

“Help us get answers for a grieving family and bring the person responsible to justice.”

:: Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 3400 quoting incident number 276 of May 5 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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