Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are appealing for witnesses to a fire in the city centre which left two men dead.
Shortly after 2.15am, on 25 November 2016, police were called to reports of a fire in a disused building. The fire was reported to be on Nicholas Street.
Following a search by fire-fighters bodies of two men were found.
Police launched a joint investigation with the fire service. The investigation was launched to establish the cause of the fire and the identity of the men who died.
Police are appealing for witnesses and hope to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the fire. GMP would also like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area hours before the fire.
It is believed that members of the homeless community may have been inside or around the building before it started. Therefore, they should hold information that will be critical to the investigation.
Police are appealing directly to the homeless and would like for them to come forward. Anyone else with information should also contact police.
Information can be passed on to police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 146 of 25 November 2016. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.