Moss Side murder
A 21-year-old man was murdered on the Moss Side estate in Manchester Getty

A 21-year-old man was stabbed to death on Tuesday in broad daylight on the notorious Moss Side estate in Manchester. Greater Manchester Police were called to Crondall Street at about 12.10pm on 22 March to a report that a man had been stabbed.

Emergency services attended and discovered that a man had suffered stab wounds. He was taken to hospital but he died from his injuries. Formal identification has not yet taken place and police have launched a murder investigation.

Detectives are working to establish what the circumstances surrounding the incident were and have cordoned off Crondall Street, which is expected to remain shut off until Wednesday. An eyewitness told the Manchester Evening News that she saw the man lying in a pool of blood and that residents fought to stem the bleeding.

Superintendent Dave Pester said: "First and foremost our thoughts go out to the family and friends of this man. People will understandably be alarmed when they hear about this incident, but our priority is to establish the motivation behind the attack.

"I would like to assure the public that we have an increased level of police officers in the area tonight whilst we establish the full circumstances of the incident and identify those responsible. I would urge the local community to come forward and if they saw or heard anything in the area to contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 6078, 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.