The devastated family of 17-year-old Kyle Hackland, who was stabbed to death in South Manchester on Tuesday have paid tribute to the teenager, saying their lives will "never be the same without him".
Kyle Hackland was attacked and fatally stabbed at around 11.30am on Tuesday (November 22) on Southlea Road - on the border of Burnage and Withington.
Police and emergency services rushed to the scene and transferred the severely wounded teenager to hospital, but despite the best efforts of paramedics, the 17-year-old died from his injuries.
The heartbroken family of Kyle released a statement, saying: "We are devastated by the death of our beloved Kyle. He was such a kind and well-mannered young boy who always looked out for his family - never failing to say 'love you' as he walked out the door.
"There are no words that can even begin to describe the pain we feel. We have always been such a close family, and this has shattered us all.
"He will forever be missed as a beautiful son as well as a caring and helpful big brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Life will never be the same without him, we are completely broken."
Local residents have placed balloons and floral tributes at the scene of the stabbing.
Greater Manchester Police have launched a murder investigation with specialist forensic officers remaining at the scene throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to authorities, the attack was "not random" and there is no wider threat to the public.