A murder investigation has been launched by police after the death of a Manchester teenage boy.
A report of a child who had sustained stab injuries was reported to officers at Thirlmere Avenue. Officers responded within minutes.
Greater Manchester Police confirms that police and paramedics were present at the scene to treat the boy. He was later taken to hospital but died shortly afterward.
A murder investigation has been launched by police after 16 year-old Manchester boy died.
Shortly before 7pm, officers were dispatched to Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford to investigate reports that a young boy had suffered severe stab wounds.
An extensive cordon was established around the site and police will continue to patrol the immediate area.
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.
The police are appealing to witnesses or information and launched an investigation into murder. No arrests have occurred.
Superintendent Harris explained that the news had left one family devastated. We send our deepest sympathies to their families at this very difficult time.
The area has been cordoned off and additional police officers will be stationed in its vicinity.
Specially-trained officers will support the loved ones of the boys. Additional patrols will also remain at the scene to allow the community to speak with us regarding any information or concerns.
“These are just the beginning stages of a murder investigation. A team of detectives will work through the night into tomorrow and will follow-up on a variety of lines of inquiry to make sure those responsible are held accountable.
The tragic incident was also reported by GMP’s Stretford tweet account.
According to the post, “We have a scene near Thirlmere Avenue where a teenager died of stab wounds tonight.
“We were called by North West Ambulance Service colleagues shortly before 7PM. The 16-year old was taken to the hospital and treated immediately. Specialist officers will support his family.
Extra patrols have been deployed to the scene. Please contact them via 101 or mention incident 2529 of 22/01/2022. You can anonymously give details to @CrimestoppersUK via 0800555111