Manchester news: Bonfire night horror as 16-year-old killed in stabbing

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Manchester news: Bonfire night horror as 16-year-old killed in stabbing

Manchester news: A 16-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in Moston tonight (Image: GETTY)

Greater Manchester Police officers were called to Birchenall Street, Moston at 7pm today following reports of two armed gangs fighting in the are. The 16-year-old died at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services. GMP issued a statement on the incident, and said: ”At this time, it is believed a number of males armed with weapons were involved in an altercation. No arrests have been made and an investigation is underway. A large cordon is in place in the area whilst detectives carry out enquiries.”

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Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, detailed how the officers will be tackling the issue.

This is a dreadful incident and we’re working hard to establish how this boy came to lose his life.

“A dedicated team of officers are supporting the boy’s family and our thoughts are with them as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.

“A full investigation is underway and is very much in its infancy and a number of detectives remain at the scene carrying out enquiries.”

Manchester news: Bonfire night horror as 16-year-old killed in stabbing

Manchester news: Police were called to Birchenall Street, Moston at 7pm (Image: GOOGLE)

The Detective Superintendent also asked residents in the area to report any information they have on the murder.

He added: “I would urge members of the community to do the right thing and come forward – a number of people may have seen what happened and any piece of information may prove vital for our investigation.

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“Anyone who may have seen anything, or has any information at all, should call us on 101 quoting incident number 2639 of 05/11/20.

“Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Manchester news: Bonfire night horror as 16-year-old killed in stabbing

Manchester news: Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels called it a ‘dreadful incident’ (Image: GETTY)

Manchester news: Bonfire night horror as 16-year-old killed in stabbing

Manchester news: Greater Manchester Police have urged anyone with information to come forward (Image: GETTY)

Manchester Evening News live blogged the incident, and showed a fleet of ambulance services and medics working at the scene of the incident.

Forensic teams shortly followed thereafter, analysing the scene for evidence.

At 9:59pm, GMP confirmed that the teenager had been stabbed to death following the forensic teams investigation.

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