Man arrested following Christmas Day murder
A man has been arrested in Preston in connection to the murder of a man on Christmas Day.
At around 11pm on Thursday (December 28), police arrested a 26-year-old man in the Preston area on suspicion of murder.
The arrested was in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Mohammed Aftab, who was found dead on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25) at 8:15am in Dyehouse Lane, Rochdale, with multiple head injuries and stab wounds to his neck.
The 26-year-old remains in custody for questioning.
Detective Inspector Dave Meeney of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team said: “Since Mohammed Aftab’s body was found we have been carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death.ã€€
“We have now made an arrest and we currently have a 26-year-old man in custody on suspicion of murder. He will be questioned later today.ã€€
“However our investigation continues and I would continue to ask that anybody with information comes forward and contacts police.”ã€€
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9908 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.