Boy, 16, is stabbed to death in Manchester: Murder probe launched as family say they are left ‘devastated’

  • A 16-year-old boy has been tragically killed after being stabbed in Stretford
  • Police called to  Thirlmere Avenue, in Stretford, shortly before 7pm last night
  • Teen was treated at scene before being taken to hospital where he later died
  • Boy’s family have been notified by officers and have been left  ‘devastated’ 

Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenage boy was fatally killed in Manchester.

Officers were called to Thirlmere Avenue, in Stretford, shortly before 7pm last night to reports of a boy who was found to have suffered stab injuries. 

Paramedics and police attended the scene where the boy was treated before being taken to hospital where he later died, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenage boy, 16, was fatally killed in Manchester

Officers were called to Thirlmere Avenue, in Stretford, shortly before 7pm last night to reports of a boy who was found to have suffered stab injuries

A large cordon has been put in place around the area and extra police patrols will remain in the local vicinity. 

Superintendent John Harris, of Greater Manchester Police said the boy’s family were being supported by specialist officers and they have been left ‘devastated’ by the ‘shocking’ news. 

Cops are now appealing for any information or witnesses to come forward and have launched a murder investigation. There have been no arrests.  

Superintendent Harris said: ‘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.

A large cordon has been put in place around the area and extra police patrols will remain in the local vicinity

‘Specially-trained officers will be there to support the boys’ 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.

‘These are the very early stages of what is now a murder investigation, and a team of detectives will be working throughout the night and into tomorrow, and we will be following-up a number of different lines of enquiry we have to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.’

GMP’s Stretford Twitter account also gave details of the tragic incident. 

The post said: ‘We currently have a large scene in place close to Thirlmere Avenue after a teenage boy had tragically died from stab wounds sustained tonight.

‘We were called shortly before 7pm by colleagues from North West Ambulance Service as the 16-year-old was treated at the scene before sadly passing away later in hospital. His family are aware and will be supported by specialist officers.

‘Extra patrols are in the area and any information should be passed to them or via 101 quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022. Details can be given to @CrimestoppersUK anonymously via 0800 555 111.’ 

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