Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death.
Offiers were called to reports of a teenager suffering stab wounds on Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford at around 7pm on Saturday night.
He was rushed to hospital but died later, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.
Police said three arrest warrants were executed on Saturday night in Stretford, Old Trafford and Hulme.
Four teenagers, aged between 15 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
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A GMP spokesperson said: “Our Major Incident Team have four teens in custody after three warrants were executed last night (Saturday 22 January) in Stretford, Old Trafford and Hulme.
“The suspects are all boys aged between 15 and 17, and are being held on suspicion of murder.
“A large scene remains in place around Thirlwell Avenue where the incident took place shortly before 7pm yesterday.
“Further cordons are also in place in relation to police activity overnight as investigators continue with their inquiries.”
The boy’s family have been informed.
Superintendent John Harris said a murder investigation has been launched.
He said on Saturday night: “Tonight a family has been left devastated by this tragic news and our thoughts go out to them at this most shocking and upsetting time.
Specially trained officers will be there to support the boy’s loved ones, and extra patrols will remain in the area of this fatal attack so that the local community can speak to us about any concerns or information they may have.
“These are the very early stages of what is now a murder investigation, and a team of detectives will be working throughout the night and into tomorrow, and we will be following up a number of different lines of inquiry we have to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. ”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022.
Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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