COPS have launched an urgent manhunt for a knifeman after a student was stabbed to death.
Emergency services rushed to the scene on Wilmslow Road, Manchester, at 2am this morning after being alerted to the incident.
Cops established that the man, 19, had been stabbed near a university campus and CPR was commenced at the scene.
The man was taken to hospital but tragically passed away a short time later as a result of his injuries.
His next of kin have been informed and specially trained officers have been deployed to support them at this difficult time.
Detective Superintendent Neil Jones of Greater Manchester Police South Manchester Division said: "This was a terrible crime which has robbed a young man of his life and my thoughts are with his family at this devastating time.
"I understand it will cause distress and concern to many in Fallowfield and across Manchester more widely, including our large student community.
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"The investigation is in its early stages, but I can assure you that our officers are working round the clock and carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.
"We are actively pursuing leads and will relentlessly pursue the offender to ensure they are brought to justice.
"There will be more officers out on the streets in Fallowfield and the surrounding area over the coming days conducting high visibility and plain clothes patrols to gather intelligence and reassure the community.
"Greater Manchester Police operates a Student Safe Operation with our partners on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights where our officers patrol the student areas at night, and these efforts will ramp up and be given extra resources.
"I hope this goes someway to reassure the community and if anyone has any information about this incident or has any concerns, I urge you to speak to these officers. They are there to help and support you."
Cops urged anyone with information to contact GMP by calling 101 quoting Log 240.
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