A father has been arrested after a suspected intruder was stabbed to death at a house in Bramhall, according to Greater Manchester Police.
Officers were called to Midland Road, Bramhall, following reports intruders had forced their way into a home shortly after 7.50pm on Saturday.
Police found a man, thought to be in his late 30s, with knife injuries.
He was given first aid by paramedics and officers but died a short time afterwards.
It is believed two men had entered the house and threatened the occupant, a 39-year-old man, a police statement said.
The occupant was home alone at the time but his wife and 12-year-old son, who returned during the incident, were able to escape unharmed.
A second offender fled the scene and it is believed he may have driven off in a white Citroen van, registration MM02 XEY, which was parked nearby on Chinley Close.
Detectives are urgently trying to trace this vehicle. The wanted man is described as being 6ft and of large build.
The 39-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and was being questioned by officers.
Chief Superintendent Tim Forber said: "Clearly this is a serious incident in which a man has lost his life and at this time we believe the dead man was one of two men who were attempting to carry out a burglary at the house.
"We have a team of detectives carrying out a thorough investigation and we will use all the resources available to us to establish the full facts of what has happened."
The officer appealed for information about those involved in the burglary and the whereabouts of the van.
Anyone with information can call police on 0161 856 2031 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Source