Family pays tribute to ‘kind and well-mannered’ teenager stabbed to death in Withington

"He never failed to say 'love you' as he walked out the door."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 24th November 2022

The family of a teenager stabbed to death in Withington earlier this week have paid tribute to a “kind and well-mannered young boy”.

The 17-year-old has now been named as Kyle Hackland.

Kyle sadly passed away in hospital as a result of his injuries after he was fatally stabbed on Southlea Road in Withington at around 11:30am on Tuesday 22 November.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has launched a murder investigation, but has already told local residents that it does not believe the incident was a random attack, and that early enquiries suggest there is no threat to the wider public at this time.

“We are devastated by the death of our beloved Kyle,” his family said in tribute.


“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.”

GMP says that Kyle’s family have requested privacy at this time while they grieve with and come to terms with their loss.

Southlea Road in Withington / Credit: Google Maps

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones of GMP South Manchester Division said in a statement yesterday that the force understands this incident “will cause distress and concern to the community and across Manchester”.


He continued: “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, and 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.

“If anyone has any information about this incident or has any concerns, I encourage you to speak to these officers.

GMP is currently appealing for information, witnesses, and dash cam footage from this area.

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You can contact GMP via the website, by calling 0161 856 1995 quoting incident 1125 of 22/11/2022, or by calling 101, and information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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