Boy, 14, stabbed to death 'defending' mum from 'ferocious' knife attack 2 months ago

Boy, 14, stabbed to death 'defending' mum from 'ferocious' knife attack

No arrests have yet been made

A murder investigation is underway after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a "ferocious attack."

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He was injured alongside his mother, 40, who is currently in hospital.

The teenager was taken to hospital as well following his injuries but died around an hour after arriving.

The Manchester Evening News reports that the boy died whilst "trying to defend his mum."

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Greater Manchester Police says officers were called by colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service to an address at Bednal Avenue, in the Miles Platting area, at about 9:30pm on Thursday 9 June.

Police believe the attacker "is known to the victims" and are treating the attack as a "domestic incident."

The attacker is described as an Asian man wearing dark clothing, aged in his mid-40s, with a medium build and a medium height.

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

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Anyone who sees the suspect has been urged not to approach him and to call 999.

The grieving mother is currently being supported by specially-trained officers in hospital.

No arrests have been made yet, with a murder investigation underway.

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Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of the Major Incident Team, said: "Last night’s events are nothing short of devastating as a teenage boy has tragically lost his life and a mother is grieving in hospital after also being seriously attacked.

"We have trained family liaison officers dedicated to supporting her and her family at this incredibly distressing time, and we are committed to doing all we can to make sure we bring the person responsible to justice.

"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; however, anyone that sees a man fitting our description looking suspicious should not approach him and call 999.

"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."

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Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident 3105 of 09/06/2022.

Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk.

Alternatively, you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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