Rochdale Partygoer Stabbed in Back
A man who died after he was attacked at a Christmas Day party in Rochdale was stabbed in the back.
31-year-old John Lee Barrett, from Harpurhey in Manchester, was knifed during a private function at Sinclair's Bar, a nightclub.
It is believed he had been hit over the head with a glass or bottle immediately before the stabbing, police said.
Greater Manchester Police were called to the venue, on Drake Street, at about 2.40am on Sunday following reports of a large disturbance.
The club's security staff had already thrown out a number of people who were inside and police officers closed the premises.
Mr Barrett was found with stab wounds and taken to hospital where he died on Tuesday.
A post mortem examination concluded he died from a stab wound to the back.