Moston: Police Say Teenage Stab Victim May Be Only Witness

30 July 2013, 11:05

Police are hoping that a girl from Moston who's been left critically ill may hold vital information that could solve a double-death murder inquiry.

Ayeesha Collins, 13, was attacked on Sunday night in Delta Walk, Moston, at the house belonging to her dad, who was himself killed.

There have been reports that the teenager was injured while trying to protect her father Robert Jackson, 41.

Their suspected attacker, 34-year-old Darren Gasper, died of a stab wound after he crashed a stolen car into a pub in Harpurhey hours later.

Police are not looking for anyone else involved and are now waiting to question the teenager, who they believe is the only witness.

Superintendent Vanessa Jardine of Greater Manchester Police said: "We are continuing our inquiries and as you would imagine, there are lots of threads to unravel and multiple scenes we are currently examining...

"The precise circumstances of what happened are not yet known so I would ask that people do not speculate and when we have the full facts we will inform people.

"A large police presence will remain in the area to offer reassurance and answer any concerns residents may have.''

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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