Murder investigation launched in Old Trafford after boy, 16, dies from stab wounds

By Ashlie Blakey

A murder investigation has been launched in Old Trafford after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed.

A huge police response was sparked on Norton Street just before 6pm tonight (Thursday).

Police said they found a 16-year-old boy at the scene who had been attacked by two unknown men.

He suffered stab wounds and was taken to hospital, but he sadly died a short time later, a GMP spokesperson has now confirmed.

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A police cordon remains in place on Norton Street tonight as investigations are underway.

No arrests have been made.

A view of the police cordon on Norton Street (Manchester Evening News)

A second police scene is in place on nearby Upper Chorlton Road, where a vehicle has been recovered that is believed to have been involved in a crash.

Officers are currently linking the vehicle to the investigation while forensic tests are carried out.

A third scene is also in place on Cross Street, where a person was hit by a car a short time later, police said.

A damaged car on Upper Chorlton Road (Manchester Evening News)

The pedestrian's injuries are not believed to be serious at this time, and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Superintendent Danny Inglis from GMP's Serious Crime Division, 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.

A damaged car on Upper Chorlton Road (Manchester Evening News)

"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."

Pictures taken in Old Trafford earlier this evening showed a police cordon and a forensic tent in place on Norton Street.

On Upper Chorlton Road, two smashed up cars were pictured inside another police cordon.

Anyone with information, dashcam or CCTV footage, should contact police via LiveChat on their website 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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