BREAKING: Investigation of murder initiated after taxi driver, 39, dies

A taxi driver who was left critically injured after a robbery in Rochdale has died, police say.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation into Ali Asghar’s death, 39, who was taken to hospital after being attacked on Saturday, October 30.

Police were called to the scene of the incident on Queensway around noon. 05.00 and found Mr Asghar with serious injuries.

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He was taken to hospital but died Sunday morning, November 14, police said.

Two men have been charged in connection with the incident.

Connor McPartland, 20, and Martin Treacy, 18, have both been charged with section 18 assault.

The stage at Queensway in Rochdale

McPartland has also been accused of possessing an article with magazines.

Police say their investigations are still ongoing.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact GMP online, if possible, at or 101, indicating event number 674 of 30/10/21.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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