Officers investigating the murder of Karl Harrison who was stabbed in Lower Kersal earlier this month. have made three further arrests.

Karl was stabbed in his leg on Bradley Avenue and the 19-year-old from Swinton had been taken to Salford Royal Hospital by a group of friends where he sadly later died.

Detectives investigating his murder originally arrested two men and a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

The men were released without charge and the 21-year-old woman has been bailed pending further investigation.

Last night officers arrested three more people in connection with his death.

Two men, aged 22 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of murder, while a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Lewis Hughes of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “It’s now been more than ten days since Karl’s death which has completely shattered the lives of his family and friends, and we are continuing to provide them with support from specially trained officers.

“Karl was stabbed in the street on a sunny day where there were children playing nearby and people would have been out and about.

“If you saw anything or have any information that you think could help us with this investigation then please contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 3400 alternatively contact 101 quoting reference number 2329 of 19/06/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile Karl’s family have made the following tribute.

“We would like to give thanks for all the support from our family, friends and members of the community who have expressed their sympathy and shock having learnt of Karl’s death.

“It’s impossible to convey the sadness and loss that we all feel, Karl was no angel but he was our son and his death has left a hole in our hearts.

“No parents should ever have to lay their child to rest and we know this hurt will never leave us. All we can ask for Karl is that he receives the justice he deserves and the persons responsible are brought to answer for what they have done.”


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