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Murder probe launched after teenage boy, 16, stabbed to death in Manchester as family left ‘devastated’


COPS have launched a murder probe after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Manchester, leaving his family “devastated”.

Paramedics rushed to the scene in Stretford, Greater Manchester, shortly before 7pm on Saturday night.


Paramedics rushed to the scene in Stretford, Greater Manchester[/caption]

The boy – who has not been named – was taken to hospital where he tragically died, Manchester Evening News reports.

His family have been left “devastated” by the loss and are being supported by specially-trained cops.

A murder investigation has been launched.

Superintendent John Harris added: “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.

“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.

“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.”

A post shared to Greater Manchester Police’s Twitter page read: “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 Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.”

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