Two arrested after man is murdered in broad daylight in ‘quiet’ East Manchester residential area

Detectives have now issued a public appeal to assist with ongoing investigations.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 18th March 2024

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was killed in the middle of a “quiet residential area” of East Manchester over the weekend.

The arrested suspects, two males, are currently being questioned by police detectives.

It comes after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was called out to reports of an unresponsive male on Olympic Street, in the Beswick area of East Manchester, shortly before 11am this past Saturday (16 March) – and, despite the best efforts of emergency services and “selfless members of public” at the scene, he was sadly pronounced dead.

A team of specialist detectives have “worked throughout the night” to apprehend those believed to be involved in this murder, GMP has revealed, and with a police investigation having now been opened, “extensive work” is ongoing to understand the circumstances around the distressing incident.

According to GMP, initial enquiries have indicated that the victim was killed whilst he was trying to stop his car from being stolen.

Two people have been arrested after a man was murdered in broad daylight in a ‘quiet’ East Manchester residential area / Credit: GMP

Following the incident, GMP has confirmed that a 35-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 43-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They both remain in police custody at this time.


With the two arrests made, and enquiries currently ongoing and “moving at pace”, GMP has issued an appeal to the public for information, witnesses, and footage – with Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Smith, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, explaining: “At the centre of this investigation is a grieving family, who we will do all we can to get answers for.

“Our investigation is moving at pace, and I have a team of detectives who continue to work relentlessly to capture a picture of what happened in the events leading up to this incident.

“Additional officers remain in the area to offer reassurance to the local community, so if you have any questions, or want to share any information, please speak to them.


“They are there for you and any detail, no matter how small it may seem, could help us.”

Anyone with any details that could assist police with their investigation is asked to report them via the LiveChat function on, or by calling 101 quoting incident number 1172 of 16/3/24.

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Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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