A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at a house in Salford.

At around 9.10pm last night (February 1), police were called to an address on Agecroft Road in the Pendlebury area to reports of a possible assault.

Emergency services attended the scene but the 40-year-old man was pronounced dead at around 9.45pm. The cause of death is still being investigated.

Two men – aged 43 and 46 – were arrested on suspicion of murder near the scene and remain in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Mark Davis, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We have launched a full investigation to ensure the person or persons responsible are brought to justice.

“We are working on identifying the victim and the circumstances that have led up to his death. There is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.

“I would urge anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant, to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency as any information could prove pivotal to our investigation.”

Information can be passed to police by calling 0161 856 6377 quoting incident 2878 of 01/02/2022, reported online using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk, calling 101 or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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