Thursday 21 June 2018

Murder inquiry launched after boy (15) dies following stab attack

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Pat Hurst

A 15-year-old boy stabbed in a knife attack has died in hospital.

Kyron Webb was severely injured in the attack on Tuesday night in Manchester. He died on Friday.

Police have launched a murder inquiry and two teenagers, aged 17 and 16, remain in custody for questioning.

A boy of 13 and a man aged 18 who had been arrested have both since been released and eliminated from police inquiries.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for the public's help to work out exactly what happened in the incident, shortly after 7.10pm on Tuesday on Worsley Avenue in Moston, north Manchester.

Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry, from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "This was a horrific attack on a teenager which has resulted in tragedy.

"My heart goes out to Kyron and his family during this extremely difficult time. I can't imagine what they are going through and we are doing all we can to support them.

"We will not stop until those responsible are brought to justice and I would like to appeal directly to the public to please come forward with any information you have.

"We know the area was busy at the time of the attack and it's likely someone saw something that they don't necessarily realise could prove vital to our investigation. If you saw something, please call us.

"A boy's life has been taken away and his family deserve answers."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9908 or 101 quoting the reference number 1969 of October 17 2017, alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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