Second arrest in Moss Side murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Moss Side have made a second arrest.

Shortly before 8.40pm on Tuesday 8 August 2017, police were called to reports of a fight on Crosshill Street.

When officers arrived they discovered four people with stab wounds, and they were taken to hospital.

A man, who has been formally identified as 18-year-old Sait Mboob, sadly died shortly afterwards. A Home Office Post Mortem concluded that Sait died from stab wounds.

A 17 and an 18-year-old have been released from hospital, and a 17 year-old remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

The 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Police are keeping an open mind as to motive, but a line of enquiry is whether the offenders have links to street criminality.

Superintendent Dave Pester, from GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This is a dynamic investigation and we have now made two arrests.

“We are exploring all avenues and part of our enquiry is to determine what the motive was.

“We need your help to do this. Were you in the area at the time of the attack and saw something that might be relevant? Do you know who was involved?

“I urge you to speak to police, as you might be able to help us to get justice for his family.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 6777, 101 quoting incident number 1918 of Wednesday 9 August 2017, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.










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