Manchester stabbing: Murder arrest after father dies in double stabbing

Neri Morse was 24 and a young father (Image: Google / PA)

A man in his 20s has been charged with murder after a double stabbing in Manchester.

Father-of-one Neri Morse, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Pollard Street in the Ancoats area of ​​the city.

His family hailed him as a lovely father to his four-month-old son.

Another man in his 20s was taken to hospital and treated for leg injuries after the attack around 6.30pm on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said.

Now, officers have charged Rushaun Brown of Higher Ardwick with murder, section 18 assault and possession of an article with magazines.

The 23-year-old is due to appear in Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Another man, also aged 23, is still in police custody on suspicion of murder, the force said.

Tribute has poured in to Mr Morse, where his family told the Manchester Evening News: ‘He was the most amazing and loving father to his four-month-old son Nakari and showed him the greatest amount of love in the short time they had together. We will always be hugely proud of how he took on Dad’s duties.

Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of Neri Morse, 24, who was fatally stabbed, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which happened on Pollard Street in the Ancoats area of ​​Manchester around noon.  6.30pm on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said.  Date of issue: Friday, April 22, 2022. PA Photo.  See PA History POLICE Ancoats.  Image credit must be: Greater Manchester Police / PA Wire EDITOR'S NOTE: This distribution photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes to simultaneously illustrate events, things or persons in the image or facts mentioned in the caption.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

Morse was ‘the most amazing and loving father’ (Photo: PA)

‘We as a family are overwhelmed and truly humbled by the sheer amount of messages and support from the local community expressing their love and support.

‘It just underscores how truly loved Neri was.’

They continued: ‘It will take our family quite a long time to come to terms with losing Neri so suddenly and in such horrible circumstances – if we ever do.’

Detective Inspector Wes Knights, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, added: ‘We have made rapid progress in investigating Neri’s death, including making two arrests and charges of murder.

“But the investigation is still very active as the team continues to pursue all lines of investigation and we will talk to all those involved in this incident.

Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of Neri Morse, 24, who was fatally stabbed, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which happened on Pollard Street in the Ancoats area of ​​Manchester around noon.  6.30pm on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said.  Date of issue: Friday, April 22, 2022. PA Photo.  See PA History POLICE Ancoats.  Image credit must be: Greater Manchester Police / PA Wire EDITOR'S NOTE: This distribution photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes to simultaneously illustrate events, things or persons in the image or facts mentioned in the caption.  Reuse of the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.

The 24-year-old was stabbed on Wednesday (Photo: PA)

“We will ask all witnesses, including those on the street and in vehicles in the area at the time of the incident, to provide information.”

He continued: “No matter how insignificant you may think the information may be, it can be crucial in a complex investigation like this, and my team of detectives will investigate all the information provided.”

“There are a number of simple ways to contact the police and provide information, including uploading CCTV and other media to our dedicated public portal for major incidents.”

Anyone with information should contact the police via the Major Incident Public Portal or by calling 0161 856 5413, referring to Operation Southsea.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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