A man has been found dead after being stabbed in a university halls of residence.
The body of a 30-year-old man who had suffered multiple stab wounds was discovered by police officers in a flat in a building inhabited by Salford University students.
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They were directed to the flat on Cannon Street after being approached by a man at around 1pm on Monday, who said he had killed a man.
A murder investigation has been launched, and a post-mortem examination will take place later to establish the cause of death of the man, who has not been formally identified.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by police.
Superintendent Mark Kenny of Greater Manchester Police said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to find out exactly what happened.
“We have now launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives will be speaking to witnesses over the coming hours and days. As part of that I want to appeal to anyone who might have information that could help us – please come forward and speak to my officers.
“I can’t speculate on the motive for this crime, but at this early stage there is nothing to suggest there is a threat to the wider student population.”