Teen boy, 16, knifed to death in street as police launch murder probe

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A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in a street in Manchester as a murder investigation has been launched.

Officers rushed to the area of Norton Street shortly before 6pm following reports of a stabbing on Wednesday night.

The teen, who has not been named, was found suffering from stab wounds after he was reportedly attacked by two "unknown males".

He was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but despite the best efforts of paramedics, he sadly died a short time later.

Police have said there have been no arrests made so far and there is an increased presence of officers in the area.

A crime scene is in place with a large cordon erected at the scene.

Officers from the Major Incident Team have begun leading the investigation.

Other crime scenes have also been put up, including one on Upper Chorlton Road, where a vehicle has been recovered, it's believed to have been involved in a collision.

A second further crime scene is on Cross Street, where a collision between another vehicle and a pedestrian took place a short while later.

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Police say the pedestrian's injuries are not believed to be serious.

The force said they are keen not to rule out any lines of inquiry following the incident, and are currently treating the vehicle as linked to the investigation.

Forensic testing are also being carried out.

Greater Manchester Police Detective Superintendent Danny Inglis said: "First and foremost, our thoughts are with the victim's family at this incredibly sad time, they are being supported by our specialist officers.

"This is an horrific incident, where a young man has tragically lost his life, and we are following a number of lines of inquiry to establish exactly what has happened, and to bring those responsible to justice.

"We know this happened at a time of day when people would still be out and about or returning home, and we're keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could help our investigation, no matter how small it may seem."

Anyone with information, dashcam or CCTV footage, is asked to contact police via LiveChat on www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 2613 of 09/09/2021.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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