Five teenagers arrested after boy, 16, stabbed to death in Stretford

Suspects, aged between 15 and 17, held on suspicion of murder as victim’s ‘family left devastated’

Chiara Giordano
Sunday 23 January 2022 16:13
<p>Five teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Stretford, Greater Manchester</p>

Five teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Stretford, Greater Manchester

Five teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester.

Kennie Carter was found with stab wounds in Thirlmere Avenue, Stretford, shortly before 7pm on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital but he died shortly afterwards, police said.

Four boys aged between 15 and 17 are being held on suspicion of murder after warrants were carried out overnight in Stretford, Old Trafford and Hulme.

A fifth suspect handed himself in to police on Sunday.

A large cordon remains in place around the scene, where officers are conducting extra patrols.

Police at the scene after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed on Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford, Manchester

Further cordons are also in place in relation to police activity overnight as investigators continue with their enquiries.

Superintendent Caroline Hemingway, of Greater Manchester Police, said in an update on Sunday: “Four males were arrested last night on suspicion of murder, however I can report today that a fifth male has handed himself in to the police station.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and detained.”

Superintendent John Harris, of Greater Manchester Police, added: “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 enquiry we have to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022.

Details can be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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