Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murdering boy, 17
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 17-year-old boy to death.
Greater Manchester Police on Saturday said officers were called to reports a boy had been stabbed in Gorse Bank Road in the village of Hale Barns, near Altrincham, at about 6.40pm.
The 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital, but later died, the force added.
His family have been informed and officers are currently with them offering support, GMP said.
Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder and were in police custody on Saturday night, the force said.
Superintendent Marcus Noden said the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death were still being established.
He added: “This investigation is in its very early stages and the circumstances surrounding this young man’s death are still being established.
“I know residents will be shocked and concerned to hear what has tragically taken place tonight.
“We have been speaking to people living on the road as part of our immediate inquiries and we will continue to do so over the coming hours and into tomorrow.
“There will be extra police patrols over the next few days and those officers are there to provide a visible presence and also for people to approach if they do have any concerns.
“This young man and his family will continue to be at the forefront of our minds throughout this investigation. Our thoughts are with his family at this heart-breaking time.
“Anyone who does know something, or might have seen something or someone acting suspicious, should call us immediately.”
Witnesses should call the police on 101 quoting incident number 1871 of March 2 2019 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.