Murder investigation launched after 17-year-old boy is stabbed in Withington

GMP says it understands this incident "will cause distress and concern to the community and across Manchester".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 23rd November 2022

A murder investigation has been launched after teenager was stabbed to death in Withington yesterday morning.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is appealing for information and witnesses after officers were alerted to a stabbing on Southlea Road in Withington just after 11:30am yesterday (22 November) involving a 17-year-old young man – who was taken to hospital but sadly passed away a short time later as a result of his injuries.

The teenager’s next of kin have been informed, GMP has confirmed, and specially-trained officers are currently supporting them at this difficult time.

GMP 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 – but the force is still appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones of GMP South Manchester Division said 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.


“They are there to help and support you.” 

/ Credit: Google Maps

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

Read more:

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.

Featured Image – GMP