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Man who was stabbed to death in Oldham has been named

A man who was stabbed to death in broad daylight has been named.

Around 3.20pm on Friday 9 March 2018, police were called to reports that a man was unconscious and not breathing on Waterloo Street, Oldham near to the junction of Greengate Street.

Officers attended and discovered a man, who has since been formally identified as 22-year-old Mohammed Nabeel Hassan, with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

Detectives continue to work with Mohammed Nabeel’s family and members of the public to establish exactly what happened in the minutes leading up to the fatal incident.

A 15-year-old boy, and a 20-year-old man have been released under investigation whilst two men, aged 20 and 22, remain in custody for questioning.

Territorial Commander for GMP’s Oldham Borough Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, said: “Mohammed Nabeel’s family has to deal with the most tragic news but have been extremely calm and have supported us with our investigation, which I would like to thank them for.

“As we continue with our enquiries, I’d like to remind people that a man has tragically lost his life and speculation about what has happened is not helpful to the investigation nor to the family who are grieving the loss of their son, brother and friend.

“While we question people in custody, we need people to contact us with any information they have.

“Someone knows exactly what happened and who is responsible for bringing a premature end to Mohammed Nabeel’s life. Whatever it is that you know, please, make that call.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 2455 quoting reference number 1293 of 09/03/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


© Greater Manchester Police 2018