Man and woman arrested in Heywood on suspicion of murder

Date published: 17 September 2022

A 19-year-old man and 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Heywood this morning (Saturday 17 September 2022).

The man was found with serious injuries on Atholl Drive and sadly died a short time later. Prior to this, another man had asked for help from the occupants of a property a short distance away. 

Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our investigation is in the early stages and we are continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death of this man and ensure all of his loved ones are informed.

"Two suspects have been arrested - one is in police custody for questioning whilst the other is receiving hospital treatment for a wound. That being said, our enquiries are very much ongoing and anyone with information should contact us.

“We are aware of the impact this news will have on the community but do not believe there to be a risk of harm to members of the public. Officers from the Rochdale district will be providing a visible presence in the coming days for reassurance.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP via Public Portal ( or 0161 856 3400 quoting 723 17/09/22. Information can also be shared via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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