Murder investigation launched after teenage stabbing victim dies

Date published: 27 July 2020

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a boy died after being stabbed during an altercation between two groups of people in Manchester.

Four teenagers have now been arrested in connection with the incident, but enquires are still in their infancy.

At around 7.30pm yesterday evening (Sunday) police were called to a report of a disturbance on Henbury Street, Manchester.

Emergency services attended.

A boy aged 17 was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquires have established that three other males were also stabbed during the altercation.

They have been taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

A boy aged 17 was arrested at the scene.

Superintendent Leon Jacobs of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “This is a dreadful incident and we are working hard to establish how this boy came to lose his life.

“Our specialist officers are supporting the boy’s family and our thoughts are with them as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.

“We also wish those in hospital a speedy recovery.

“While our investigations are in their infancy, we have already made one arrest.

“This is a fast-paced enquiry and it is vital we secure any information that the public possess in relation to this. 

“Were you in the area at the time?

"Did you see the altercation occur within the Henbury Street area or see what led to it?

"If you can assist or have dashcam or CCTV footage, then please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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