Family pay tribute to “well-mannered” teenager stabbed in Withington

The family of teenager Kyle Hackland who was fatally stabbed in Withington on Tuesday have paid tribute describing him as a “kind and well-mannered young boy”.

Police were called to Southlea Road in the area just after 11:30am and the 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later as a result of his injuries.

Kyle’s family said: “We are devasted by the death of our beloved Kyle. He was such a kind and well-mannered young boy who always looked out for his family – never failing to say “love you” as he walked out the door.

“There are no words that can even begin to describe the pain we feel. We have always been such a close family, and this has shattered us all.

“He will forever be missed as a beautiful son as well as a caring and helpful big brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Life will never be the same without him, we are completely broken.”

They have asked for privacy whilst they grieve for their loss.

Greater Manchester Police have since launched a murder investigation with their early enquiries suggesting there is no wider threat to the public.

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones of GMP South Manchester Division said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation, but I can assure you that our officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“You may notice that there will be an increase in officers out on the streets in the Withington and Burnage area over the coming days to gather intelligence and offer reassurance to the public.”

GMP are appealing for witnesses, and anyone who might have information can contact them online or on 0161 856 1995 quoting incident 1125 of 22/11/2022.

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