Police were called out this evening at around 7pm to reports that a 16-year-old boy has serious injuries due to being stabbed on Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford.

Emergency services rushed to the scene to help the teenager before he was taken to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.

A large cordon is in place around the area and extra patrols will remain in the local vicinity. Our initial enquiries are underway and no arrests have yet been made.

Superintendent John Harris said: “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 boys’ 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 via 101 quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022. Always dial 999 in an emergency. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.