Manchester

Boy, 12, among three more held over Ashton-under-Lyne murder

McDonald's, Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim was assaulted outside McDonald's in Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Three boys, one aged 12, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally injured outside a fast food restaurant in Greater Manchester.

The victim, aged in his 40s, died in hospital after the assault close to McDonald's in Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, on Wednesday night.

Three boys - the others aged 16 and 17 - were arrested over the weekend.

They remain in custody, along with another boy, 16, arrested on Saturday, Greater Manchester Police said.

The force said the victim had not yet been formally identified, and the force is continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Det Insp Kevin O'Regan said: "This has been quite a fast moving investigation and we have now made three further arrests.

"Our investigation continues and I would urge anybody with information to please contact police."

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