Death of taxi driver, 39, sparks murder investigation

Manchester: Forensic officers cordon scene in Rochdale

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Ali Asghar, aged 39, was rushed to hospital after being attacked on Saturday October 30. Police were called to the scene of the incident on Queensway in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, at around 5am and found Mr Asghar with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital but died on the morning of Sunday, November 14.

Two men have been charged in relation to the incident, reports Manchester Evening News today.

Connor McPartland, 20, and Martin Treacy, 18, have both been charged with section 18 assault.

Mr McPartland has also been charged with possessing a bladed article.

Police say their enquiries are ongoing.

Residents reported hearing a “commotion” at the scene of the incident on Saturday October 30.

Queensway is a main road in Rochdale and connects the town with Castleton and Middleton areas of Greater Manchester in the west and south.

The investigation continues.

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