A seventeen year old boy has died after he was stabbed in Hale Barns yesterday evening.

Two boys – also aged 17 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They will remain in custody.

The stabbing occurred around 6.40 on Gorse Bank Road.

The boy was taken to hospital but sadly died.

Superintendent Marcus Noden said: “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 enquiries 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.”


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