16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Manchester

Manchester police have launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Thursday.

Old Trafford, Manchester stabbing
A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in the Old Trafford area of Manchester

Police rushed to Norton Street, Old Trafford, just before 6pm following reports of a stabbing. The teenage victim was found with serious stab wounds following the attack which is believed to have been carried out by two "unknown males" The victim was taken to hospital, but despite the best efforts of the paramedics, he was pronounced dead a short time later. There is currently an increased police presence in the area but no arrests have been made yet.

A crime scene has been established and officers from the Major Incident Team have taken over in leading the investigation.

Another two crime scenes have been set up in the area - one on Upper Chorlton Road, where a vehicle has been recovered that is believed to have been involved in a collision; the other on Cross Street, where a collision between another vehicle and a pedestrian occurred a short time later. The pedestrian's injuries are not thought to be serious. Officers say that they are keen not to rule out any lines of inquiry at this time and they believe that the vehicle is linked to the murder investigation, forensic tests are currently being carried out. Danny Inglis, Greater Manchester Police said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this incredibly sad time, they are being supported by our specialist officers.

“This is an horrific incident, where a young man has tragically lost his life, and we are following a number of lines of inquiry to establish exactly what has happened, and to bring those responsible to justice.

“We know this happened at a time of day when people would still be out and about or returning home, and we’re keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could help our investigation, no matter how small it may seem.”

Anyone with information, dashcam or CCTV footage, is asked to contact police via LiveChat on www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 2613 of 09/09/2021. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.


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