Manchester: Man arrested after 16-year-old stabbed to death on bonfire night

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A man has been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Manchester.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Birchenall Street, Moston, just after 7pm on Thursday, 5 November to reports of a teenager being stabbed.

Despite efforts from the paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

Greater Manchester Police has since launched an investigation and said in a statement detectives believe a number of men who were armed with weapons were involved in the incident.

Later on that evening, an 18-year-old man went to hospital with apparent stab wounds. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder by the force and remains in hospital.

Superintendent Rebecca Boyce of GMP's City of Manchester district, said the force was continuing to hunt for evidence and is appealing for information from the public.

She said: "This was a tragic incident and although we have arrested one man, our investigation is still in its early stages as we aim to establish full circumstances surrounding this incident.

"As always, our thoughts very much remain with the loved ones of the boy who has sadly lost his life and a dedicated team of officers are supporting them through this incredibly tough time.

"Our message to the community still stands and we are urging anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward and assist police with our enquiries. Any information, no matter how large or small, will greatly assist our investigation."

:: Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2639 of 05/11/20. Alternatively, people can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.