Police have named a 38-year-old victim who died after an “horrific attack” as they arrested two men on suspicion of murder.
Detectives have launched a murder probe into what they believe to be a “targeted and deliberate” incident.
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday and a second man, aged 37, was also arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday.
#ARREST Detectives investigating the death of a man in #Tameside have made two arrests as a murder inquiry continues. Thomas Campbell, 38, was found dead on Riverside in Mossley on Sunday and two men have since been arrested on suspicion of murder. More: https://t.co/rJPYJherMN pic.twitter.com/2yl0CRFMyx
— Greater Manchester Police (@gmpolice) July 9, 2022
They both remain in custody as officers continue to investigate the death, Greater Manchester Police said.
The force confirmed Mr Campbell’s identity in a press release on Saturday.
Detective Inspector Mark Davis, from GMP’s major incident team, said: “These arrests are huge steps in our murder inquiry as we piece together what was a horrific attack and get the family the answers they so badly need.
“Our investigation is very much continuing into what we still believe to have been a targeted and deliberate (sic).
“Anyone who may have any information is urged to do the right thing and report it.
“This can be done anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or as always, information can be passed to us by using our LiveChat service online, or 101.”