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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after death confirmed in Timperley

The scene outside the house on Riddings Road

A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was confirmed to have died after yesterday’s disturbance in Timperley.

Police have confirmed that a man in his 80s was taken to hospital after the incident at a semi-detached property on Riddings Road.

He was treated for his injuries but sadly died a short time later.

A man who was originally arrested on suspicion of assault has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Forensics officers had been called to the scene on Riddings Road yesterday

He remains in police custody for questioning.

Emergency services raced to the scene after the disturbance at around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.

Riddings Road remains cordoned off between Swan Road and Crofton Avenue

Detective Inspector Lee Shaw, from Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said that a murder investigation had been launched.

He said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who has sadly died. Our Family Liaison Officers continue to liaise with them and ensure they are fully updated.

“We have launched an investigation to piece together the full circumstances surrounding his death.

“I have no doubt that the community are shocked and are worried to hear the news about the death of the man, but I would like to reassure them that this is an isolated incident and at this stage, we are not currently looking for anyone else.

“Anyone with information can report it online or by using our LiveChat service at Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”