Police are appealing for those with information about the fatal stabbing of Kennie Carter in #Stretford to clear their conscience and do the right thing to allow closure for all involved six months on.

Kennie would’ve turned 17 this weekend and Police are doing all they can to get justice for his family.

Major Incident Team have overseen over 20 warrants executed, made 14 arrests, meticulously viewed in excess of 100 hours of CCTV, and they have spoken to around 80 people in relation to the investigation.

Ten teenage boys – aged between 13 and 18 – remain under investigation as Police efforts continue until Kennie’s family have got the justice they deserve for their son.

Police still need the community’s help for that vital breakthrough to bring this case to court and find justice for Kennie’s family.

DCI Alicia Smith said: “I want to be clear to anyone thinking this will just go away over time: murder investigations do not close, we do not stop pursuing every available line of enquiry – and doing whatever we can – to find the truth, and to put behind bars whoever committed this cowardly attack.

“Detectives leading the hunt to bring the killers of Kennie Carter to justice are appealing for those with information to give themselves and Kennie’s loved ones closure, as the teenager’s family plea for information ahead of his first birthday since he was fatally stabbed in Stretford in January.

“Too many young people have been affected from this truly traumatic event and they cannot move on or seek the help they need until the truth is out. It is only then can they begin to recover their young lives.”

“Kennie’s parents, family, and friends continue to be denied closure and I urge anyone who has information – but has not yet told us what they know – to come forward so we can seek justice and closure for Kennie’s loved ones.”

Anyone can contact Police in confidence about this case by calling the major incident hotline on 0161 856 9908 quoting Operation Sandpiper.

Any footage or images from the night should be submitted to our online portal here:

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