HERO Boy, 15, Stabbed To Death In Manchester While Trying To Protect His Mum From A Knife Attack

Tributes have been pouring in for a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death when he attempted to protect his mum from a brutal knife attack in Manchester. A 44-year-old man has been arrested 250 miles away on suspicion of murder.

Jakub Szymansk, 15, died trying to protect his mum from a knife attack
Jakub Szymansk, 15, died trying to protect his mum from a horrific knife attack

15-year-old Jakub Szymansk has been praised as a "hero" who died "fighting for his family" after he was stabbed to death while trying to protect his mum from a vicious knife attack.

Jakub was treated at the scene for stab wounds at around 9.30pm on Thursday before being rushed to hospital, tragically the 15-year-old was pronounced dead approximately an hour later.

His mother, Katarzyna Bastek was also seriously wounded in the brutal attack, authorities have confirmed she is now in a stable condition in hospital, mourning the loss of her son.

On Friday evening, police in Kent - 250 miles away from the crime scene, arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of Jakub's murder.

A friend of Jakub told the Manchester Evening News: "There's not a chance that boy isn't a hero. Everyone here knew him for being kind and respectful.

"He was quiet, but he was a protector. He fought for his family. He was an amazing person, he was a hero and he should be remembered as one.

Police officers at the murder scene in Miles Platting, Manchester
Police officers at the murder scene in Miles Platting, Manchester

Detective Chief Inspector Alicia Smith, said: "This attack has left a community reeling and a family coming to terms with what was an absolutely devastating incident for everyone involved. "A teenage boy who had his whole life ahead of him has tragically lost his life and not only is his mother grieving at the loss of her son, but she is also recovering from what will have been no doubt, hugely traumatic.

"Our thoughts remain very much with the family and we are absolutely committed to establishing what exactly happened last night. "Detectives have been working around the clock since this incident was first reported to us and we've now made an arrest which is a huge step forward in getting the family the answers they need.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and we would still like to hear from anyone with information, or anyone who may have seen anything."

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