Murder Investigation Launched Following Wilmslow Road Assault

A murder investigation has been launched after a man sadly died following an assault on Wilmslow Road, Manchester.

Officers received a report of a man in his 50s who had been found unconscious around 5.10pm on Thursday 12 August 2021 at a bus stop on Wilmslow Road, Manchester close to the junction with Victoria Road.

Following extensive CCTV enquiries it was later discovered that the man had been assaulted close to where he was found unconscious.

He was taken to hospital but has since sadly died as a result of his injuries.  

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Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident and are encouraging anyone who may recognise him to come forward and speak with police.

Detective Inspector Chris Maddocks of GMP’s City of Manchester division said: “A man has very tragically lost his life following this serious assault and our main priority now is ensuring we provide his family with the support that they need at this incredibly sad time.

“This assault took place in the middle of the afternoon, on a busy main road, and we are confident there are people out there who will have seen the assault take place, recognise the man in the images or have information, or dash-cam footage, that could greatly assist our enquiries.

“If you do have information that could help us to identify the man in these images I would urge you to think of his family and loved ones who are, understandably, in desperate need of answers. No matter how insignificant you think the information you hold may be – it could be a crucial part of our investigation.”

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage is asked to call 0161 856 6063 or 101 quoting incident number 1138 of 13/08/21 to speak with the Op Juniper enquiry team.

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