Police have sealed off an area around the scene of the attack
Police have sealed off an area around the scene of the attack

A 13-year-old girl is in a critical condition after a stabbing attack in Manchester in which her father was killed.

The man suspected of killing the 41-year-old man in Moston, north-east Manchester, also died after driving a stolen car into the side of a pub following the attack.

Police said they found the body of a man, named locally as Robert Jackson, at a house in Delta Walk along with his daughter Ayesha.

The girl was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where she is now fighting for life, police added.

Shortly after the father and daughter were discovered, police were called to nearby Harpurhey following reports a man had threatened a car owner with a knife and stolen their vehicle.

The vehicle was later seen by police on Rochdale Road. The 34-year-old driver drove the car into the side of the Alliance Inn pub when officers approached.

He was taken to hospital suffering from a stab wound and injuries consistent with a crash but died a short time later.

No one else was injured.

Greater Manchester Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the stabbings.

Forensic officers are at the scene of the house where the Jacksons were discovered.

Det Supt Simon Barraclough said: "We are in the very early stages of our inquiries and are piecing together the circumstances that led to two men losing their lives and a 13-year-old girl fighting for her life in hospital.

"Obviously the community will be shocked as to what has happened but we can say we do not believe anyone else was involved and are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident. However, a police presence will remain in the area to offer reassurance and answer any concerns residents may have."

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.