Two men arrested in connection with the Murder of a 31-year-old man
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At around 3am this morning, (Sunday 21 August 2022), emergency services received multiple calls about a disturbance at Goose Green, Altrincham.
On arrival we found two males, a 17-year-old and a 31-year-old, with stab wounds. They were receiving first aid from members of the public before officers and paramedics managed the scene.
Both males were taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where tragically the 31-year-old man passed away.
We can now identify the 31-year-old victim to be Rico Burton (01/08/1991).
Detective Superintendent Ben Ewart said: “Firstly, may I take this opportunity to pass on my sincere condolences the family and friends of Rico at the very difficult time.
“I would like to commend members of the public who were at the scene, who administered first aid prior to the emergency services arrival.
“Greater Manchester Police have launched a Murder investigation and specialist officers are supporting the victim’s family.
“A 21-year-old male was arrested at the scene and a 20-year-old male was arrested later this morning, both of whom remain in custody.
“This was a senseless act and both victims should have returned home this morning after enjoying a night out with friends.
“I would like to appeal to anyone who was at the popular night spot of Goose Green in Altrincham overnight or who may have information in connection with this incident. Any photographs, videos or CCTV footage would also be extremely valuable in aiding our investigations.
“I urge anyone who was out with the victims or suspects who have not yet come forward, to please do so.
“We have increased police patrols in the area and tackling knife crime remains a priority for Greater Manchester Police - the devastating effects of which have been demonstrated today”.
Anyone with information, CCTV, photos, or videos regarding this incident should contact us on 0161 856 7386 or 101 quoting incident 475 of 21/08/2022.
Members of the public can upload photos, videos and information via our Major incident public portal following this link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP22S47-PO1
Alternatively, you report information via www.gmp.police.uk or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.