A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 21-year-old man died on Friday night.

Police were called by ambulance services at around 9.35pm after Billy Livesley has been assaulted outside a house on Bickershaw Lane in Abram and taken into hospital in a critical injury.

He died the following day on Saturday with a Home Office post mortem investigation confirming that the cause of death was a "significant head injury".

Five warrants were arrested in the borough today, Wednesday, which included properties in the Hindley, Bamfurlong, Ince and Platt Bridge areas.

Greater Manchester Police have said a 31-year-old man is being held after being arrested on suspicion of murder. The arrest was made in Hindley.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “It has been five days since this incident took place and our investigation continues to moves at a fast pace.

“We have made significant strides during this time, which has resulted in five warrants being executed this morning along with the arrest of a man on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody and will be questioned by detectives later today.

“Our enquiries remain ongoing and I want to continue to urge anybody with information about the incident to please get in touch.”

If you have any information contact police on 0161 856 9908 or 101 quoting incident number 1983 of December 28, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.