Murder investigation launched after boy, 16, fatally stabbed in Stretford

A murder investigation has been launched after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed on Saturday night.

グレーターマンチェスター警察 (GMP) said officers attended reports of a teenager with stab wounds in Stretford, Trafford, at about 7pm. Paramedics treated the boy at the scene before he was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

“Tonight a family has been left devastated by this tragic news and our thoughts go out to them at this most shocking and upsetting time,” said Supt John Harris in a statement.

GMP said a murder investigation had been launched, but no arrests had been made. A large cordon is in place at the scene and extra officers are patrolling the area.

“Specially trained officers will be there to support the boy’s loved ones, and extra patrols will remain in the area of this fatal attack so that the local community can speak to us about any concerns or information they may have,” Harris said.

“These are the very early stages of what is now a murder investigation, and a team of detectives will be … following up a number of different lines of enquiry. We have to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.”