Emergency services attended the scene, and a man was found in a critical condition.
A man in his 80’s was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries but despite the best effort of medical professionals, he sadly died a short time later.
A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.
Detective Inspector Lee Shaw from GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who has sadly died. Our Family Liaison Officers continue to liaise with them and ensure they are fully updated.
“We have launched an investigation to piece together the full circumstances surrounding his death.
“I have no doubt that the community are shocked and are worried to hear the news about the death of the man, but I would like to reassure them that this is an isolated incident and at this stage, we are not currently looking for anyone else.