Manchester student, 19, stabbed to death near halls in Fallowfield
There'll be a larger police presence around Fallowfield following the horrifying incident
A student in Manchester has been stabbed to death close to university halls in Fallowfield.
Greater Manchester Police have launched a murder investigation into the 19-year-old’s death and are appealing for information from the public.
Officers were called to reports of a stabbing on Wilmslow Road at 2am on Wednesday 26 October.
CPR was carried out at the scene and the young male was taken to hospital but tragically died a short time later from his injuries.
His next of kin have been informed and specially trained officers have been deployed to support them at this difficult time.
Detective Superintendent Neil Jones of Greater Manchester Police South Manchester Division said: “This was a terrible crime which has robbed a young man of his life and my thoughts are with his family at this devastating time.
“I understand it will cause distress and concern to many in Fallowfield and across Manchester more widely, including our large student community.
“The investigation is in its early stages, but I can assure you that our officers are working round the clock and carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.
“We are actively pursuing leads and will relentlessly pursue the offender to ensure they are brought to justice.
“There will be more officers out on the streets in Fallowfield and the surrounding area over the coming days conducting high visibility and plain clothes patrols to gather intelligence and reassure the community.
“Greater Manchester Police operates a Student Safe Operation with our partners on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights where our officers patrol the student areas at night, and these efforts will ramp up and be given extra resources.
“I hope this goes someway to reassure the community and if anyone has any information about this incident or has any concerns, I urge you to speak to these officers. They are there to help and support you.”
Anyone with information should contact GMP by calling 101 quoting Log 240 of 26/10/22. Alternatively, you can report information via www.gmp.police.uk.
Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.
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