A teenager was murdered in broad daylight in Whalley Range yesterday, after being stabbed in a street attack.
The 18-year-old man, who is yet to be identified, was targeted by a lone offender while walking along Upper Chorlton Road at around 2.20pm.
Emergency services were called to the scene and the young man was rushed to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.
Chief Superintendent Jim Liggett, divisional commander for Trafford, said: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the relatives and friends of this young man.
“I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through and specially trained officers are offering them whatever support we can.”
A post mortem examination is due to take place this afternoon and police will inform family members of the tragic death.
“We are still very much in the early stages of this investigation and all we know for certain is that this young man has been attacked in broad daylight as he walked along the street. At this time we are looking for one offender but the area would have been extremely busy so I would ask anyone who witnessed this to come forward.
“Undoubtedly, the answers to these questions may lie within the community and I would urge residents to stand side by side with us and help us bring this man’s killer to justice.
“If you know anything about the reasons why the victim was attacked, the circumstances leading up to it or the person responsible you have an absolute responsibility to him, his family and to the justice process, to do the right thing and let us know.
“We have a dedicated syndicate of experienced detectives investigating this matter and will do everything we can to bring whoever is responsible to justice. There is an increased police presence in the area as we continue our investigation and to reassure local residents so if you have any concerns or information you wish to provide please come and speak to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4711, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.