Greater Manchester police called to report of stabbing of man, believed to be 20, in Dukinfield on Friday night
Four teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in a town near Manchester.
Greater Manchester police were called at 9.30pm on Friday by the ambulance service responding to a report of a stabbing on Cheetham Hill Road, Dukinfield, in Tameside.
A man, believed to be 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. Following the incident, four boys, two aged 16 and two aged 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
They remain in police custody for questioning.
Det Supt Ian Crewe of GMP’s major incident team said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones. Specialist officers are liaising with them and caring for them.
“We have four suspects in custody but our investigation is very much ongoing and I would appeal to anyone with information or dashcam footage from the main or surrounding roads at around 9.30pm last night to contact us.
“We have deployed extra officers to the area to support the investigation team and the community and I want members of the public to know that they can approach and talk to them.
“The force is working with partner agencies to fight, prevent and reduce knife crime, so I’ll also use this opportunity to encourage anyone who knows or suspects someone is carrying a weapon to report it before it’s too late.”
Local Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds said: “Awful news from Dukinfield this morning. I am in touch with the police and the council as further details emerge.
“I am thinking of the family and friends of this young man, the whole Cheetham Hill Road community, who I know will feel rocked by this, and the emergency responders attending the scene.”
The force urged anyone with information to contact the police.