A man who was arrested after a man was murdered in Bolton has been bailed.

Shortly after 10pm on Saturday 6 February 2016, police were called to Davenport Street, Bolton to reports that a man had been attacked by a number of men.

Officers attended and found a 39-year-old man with a number of stab wounds.

Despite the best efforts of the paramedics on scene, the man was sadly pronounced dead shortly after.

A post mortem examination has confirmed the man died from multiple stab wounds.

Further enquiries have established that the man had been attacked by a number of men in dark clothing until witnesses approached them to try and help the victim before the offenders ran off.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has now been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington of the Greater Manchester Police Major Incident Team said: “Our thoughts continue to be with the family of this man during what must be such a terrible time for them.

“Our investigation is continuing and we have got a number of lines of enquiries that we are following however I would like to urge anybody with information, no matter how big or small, to please contact police.

“Any information you have may prove vital to this investigation.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 9775 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Source GMP

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