Man stabbed to death in ‘targeted confrontation’ at a house in Oldham

A man was stabbed to death in a ‘shocking incident’ at a house in Oldham.

Police were called to an address in Fifth Avenue shortly after 5.05pm to reports of a ‘disturbance’ involving a group of men.

One man had suffered fatal stab wounds and died at the scene, say police.

A large area has been cordoned off and a murder investigation is underway.

Shocked residents reported how a group of men got out of a car armed with a machete, an axe and a knife shortly before the attack.

Detectives say it appeared to be a ‘targeted confrontation’.

Forensic tent in place in Oldham after man stabbed to death
(Image: ASP)

A ‘bladed weapon’ was recovered close by and initial enquiries suggest the man was stabbed, said police in a statement.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing,” said a spokesman.

Appealing to the public for information, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Butterworth, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “A shocking incident has occurred this evening and a man has lost his life in what appears to have been a targeted confrontation which resulted in the victim suffering fatal stab wounds.

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“Our initial priority is supporting the man’s family at this time and to work at great pace to find those responsible for this tragic act.

“Several lines of enquiry are already being explored and we ask anyone with information to support us in our endeavour to identify those involved and hold them responsible for their lethal actions tonight.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk, or 101 quoting incident 2226 of 26/05/2021. Details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Manchester Evening News – Oldham