Detectives investigating the death of Kennie Carter in Stretford last month are continuing to appeal for anyone passing through the area on the night to come forward with footage or information – as a ninth murder suspect is arrested.

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Sixteen-year-old Kennie died in hospital on Saturday 22 January from a fatal stab wound to the chest on Thirlmere Avenue earlier that evening.

So far, investigators from our Major Incident Team have spoken to 50 people, collated over 100 hours of CCTV, executed 8 warrants and made nine arrests the latest being a 14-year-old boy last night.

Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving through Moss Road, Thirlmere Road, and Victoria Road between 6-7pm that night and urge them to check their dash-cam.

Any footage or images from the night should be submitted to our online portal here: https://crowd.in/Ltb2f6

Detective Chief Inspector Alicia Smith, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Ever since we became aware of Kennie’s tragic death, we have been working around the clock and conducted numerous different lines of enquiry to ensure Kennie’s loved ones are given the answers they rightly crave.

“Despite speaking to a number of witnesses, suspects, and other members of the public, we know there are still people out there we haven’t yet spoken to who may have crucial information.

“This includes those who may have just been passing through the area at that time who didn’t realise they were witnesses to a murder or who could’ve seen the prior moments or aftermath of this swift but deliberate attack.

“Anything that may have appeared like young men in confrontation, fighting, or running to or from the Moss Road, Thirlmere Road, and Victoria Road areas on that Saturday night could be vital footage and therefore I urge anyone driving through that part of town that evening to check their footage.”

Anyone can contact us with information – no matter how significant it may seem – on 0161 856 9908 quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022.

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

As part of the #ForeverAmnesty campaign to ‘bin the knife’ we remind the public that there is at least one amnesty bin at a police station in each Greater Manchester district.

Police appeal for people to do the right thing, look out for each other and bin the knife; you won’t be judged but you might just safe a life.