A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man in his 30s died following a stabbing in a residential street late last night.

Emergency were scrambled to reports that a man had been stabbed in Mornington Road in Heaton at around 11.35pm yesterday.

They found a man in his 30s who was treated at the scene by paramedics but died a short time later as a result of his injuries.

Superintendent Richard Timson, said: “This is a terrible incident in which a man has sadly lost his life and our thoughts are with his family and friends."

A 31-year-old man from Bolton has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Today a cordon remains in place in a back street just off Mornington Road and there is a police presence in the area.

Officers say enquires are ongoing and are appealing for information.

The Bolton News:

Supt Timson said: “We are working hard to piece together the exact circumstances of what happened and bring those responsible to justice.

“I would like to appeal to anyone that was in the Mornington Road area around the time of the incident to please come forward and speak with us ­— you may be hold vital information that could assist our enquiries.”

Residents in the area told The Bolton News that they heard the sounds of a party coming from a house in Mornington Road shortly before the stabbing occurred.

Ramesh Patel, owner of Heaton News, likewise said he heard noises coming from a party but did not see anything as he was locking up his shop at around 9.30pm.

However, through the night he did hear the sound of a police helicopter, he said.

"It was only when were doing the papers at around 6am that we saw the police and it was only then that we realised something must have happened," Mr Patel added.

"It's a very tragic incident for the community. We know most of the people that live round here and there's never been anything like this happen before.

"I'm sure this is the first time there has been a stabbing and I have lived here for about 30 years.

"People have got knives and guns and it's frightening. We will have to keep an eye out now."

The Bolton News:

Many other residents shared Mr Patel's concerns, including one woman, who did not wish to be named, who said she was afraid for her children's safety.

She told The Bolton News that she felt more incidents seemed to be happening in the area, adding: "There was a police chase just last week.

"It's not happening every day but it is happening more.

"I've got two kids and I don't want them to live like this."

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4909, quoting incident number 3239 of 13/12/19, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.