Updated 5.44pm

A 44-year-old man was stabbed to death in a daylight stabbing on a Paceville street on Monday afternoon.

Police said the man, a national of Romania, was stabbed with a "sharp object" at around 3.30pm on Ross Street. 

They believe the incident kicked off when a group of men began arguing. The argument escalated and the victim was stabbed in the ensuing fight. 

Police assist the victim before he was taken to hospital.Police assist the victim before he was taken to hospital.

Those responsible fled the scene before the police arrived, and a manhunt is now underway for the aggressors, a police spokesperson said. 

Police are treating the case as a homicide. 

The victim was rushed to Mater Dei Hospital but died shortly after being admitted.  

Magistrate Charmaine Galea is leading an inquiry into the case. 

Photo: Malta Police ForcePhoto: Malta Police Force

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