Boy, 15, killed and mother hospitalised in ‘ferocious’ knife attack in Manchester

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Boy, 15, killed and mother hospitalised in ‘ferocious’ knife attack in Manchester

A murder investigation is underway in Manchester after a 15-year-old boy and his mother were stabbed by an attacker in a “shocking” domestic incident.

Emergency services were called to Bednal Avenue, in Miles Platting, at around 9.30pm on Thursday.

A 15-year-old boy and his mother - a woman in her 40s - were rushed to hospital after being found with stab wounds.

The boy died an hour later while his mother remained in hospital in a stable condition on Friday.

The stabbing has been described as “nothing short of devastating” by Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand.

“A teenage boy has tragically lost his life and a mother is grieving in hospital after also being seriously attacked.

“This is a shocking incident for the people of Manchester to wake up to, but I do wish to stress that our enquiries so far suggest this was a contained and domestic-related incident.”

Ms Brennand said police are supporting the woman and her family at this “ incredibly distressing” time.

She said: “This is a ferocious attack that has seen a teenage boy fatally injured and we are working at a tremendous pace to find the person that did this and to take them off the streets and into custody where we can continue to piece together what we know about this utterly tragic incident.”

Greater Manchester Police said the attacker is known to the victims and that this is a domestic incident.

He is described as Asian man wearing dark clothing, aged in his mid-40s, with a medium build, and a medium height, police said.

He was last seen walking on Sawley Road shortly after the attack took place.

Anyone who thinks they have seen the wanted man are warned not to approach him, but to call police.

A cordon remains in place in Miles Platting while a scene investigation continues.

No arrests have been made.

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