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At around 4pm on Tuesday 7 January 2020, police were called by the ambulance service to a report of a man with injuries at an address in Forester Hill Avenue, Bolton.
Emergency services attended and a man - believed to be in his 30s - was treated at the scene by paramedics for a head injury. He was taken to hospital but sadly later died.
Police have arrested four men – aged 39, 20, 39 and 35 – and a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of manslaughter. They all remain in custody for police questioning.
Detective Inspector Gareth Davies, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this dreadful time.
“The investigation is in its early stage and we are working hard to provide much-needed answers for the man’s loved ones. While we have five people in custody our enquiries remain ongoing and we are appealing to the public for any information they might have about the circumstances leading up to the man’s death.
“We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who may have witnessed an assault or altercation on Deal Street, close to the junction with Rishton Lane in Bolton at around 12.30pm earlier the same day –Tuesday 7 January 2020.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4711, quoting incident number 1991 of 07/01/2020. Reports can also be made anonymously to Crime stoppers to 0800 555 111.