Man dies after 'violent' group attack in Leigh

Oceans Eleven chip shop on Railway Road in Leigh Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was attacked on Railway Road in Leigh

A man died after a "violent attack" and robbery by a group of people in Greater Manchester, police said.

The 50-year-old victim was attacked on Railway Road in Leigh at about 23:30 BST on Wednesday.

Police said he had personal items stolen from him before an ambulance arrived to take him to hospital, where he later died.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by police.

An investigation has been launched and a cordon is in place near the Oceans Eleven chip shop.

Det Ch Insp Jane Little said: "This was a violent attack and we are appealing for anybody who may have witnessed it or have information on the circumstances surrounding it to please contact police."

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