Detectives have started a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Stretford last night.

The Major Incident Team have four teenagers in custody after three warrants were executed last night (Saturday 22 January) in Stretford, Old Traffird and Hulme.

The suspects are all boys aged between 15 and 17-years-old, 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 enquiries.

We were called by colleagues from the ambulance service to a report of a teenage boy in a serious condition with injuries consistent to that of stab wounds.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, the victim was taken to hospital but passed away a short time later.

His family have been informed and will receive ongoing support from our specially-trained officers.

Enquiries continue at a fast pace and we ask anyone with even the slightest information to contact us in confidence via 101 or online – on – quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022.Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.