Nine charged with murder and manslaughter over death of Trafford teen Kennie Carter

16-year-old Kennie was fatally stabbed in Stretford back in January 2022.

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Nine people have been charged in connection with the death of Kennie Carter back in January 2022, it has been confirmed.

Kennie Carter, who was 16 years old at the time of his death, was fatally stabbed in Stretford and sadly later died in hospital – with a murder investigation launched by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) shortly afterwards.

The fatal stabbing, which police say sent “shockwaves through the community”, took place on Thirlmere Avenue just before 7pm on Saturday 22 January 2022.

Kennie was described by his family as being a “cheeky chappy”, whose death left a “massive hole” in their lives.

With the second anniversary of Kennie’s death now only a few months away, and the police investigation still ongoing, GMP has now revealed that nine people were arrested, and later charged, on suspicion of murder and manslaughter yesterday (31 October).


Jabriel Ferguson, 18, of School Walk in Old Trafford, and Rashaun Williams, also 18, of Manor Grove in Stafford, have been charged with murder and manslaughter, while a further seven males (aged 17, 16, three aged 15-year, and two aged 14), who cannot be named for legal reasons, have also been charged with murder and manslaughter.

All nine were also due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates Court yesterday.


“The thoughts of everyone in the investigation team remain with Kennie’s family, who continue to be supported by specially trained officers and are aware of the progress being made in this investigation,” commented Detective Chief Inspector Nicola McCulloch, of GMP Major Incident Team, as the nine people were charged yesterday.

“As a result of our enquiries, nine males have been charged today – but I want to be clear, this is not the end of our appeal for information.”

Nine charged with murder and manslaughter over death of Trafford teen Kennie Carter / Credit: GMP

GMP has assured locals that, in the coming days, there will be more officers in the area from the local Neighbourhood Teams and Xcalibre Task Force “on patrol” and “engaging with residents and young people”.


This is part of GMP’s partnership response to tackling serious youth violence across the Stretford and Hulme areas – which comes under the named ‘Operation Tahara’.

DCI McCulloch continued: “We still request that anyone with information about Kennie’s death or relevant footage – including mobile, CCTV, or dashcam – make contact with police.”

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact GMP by calling either 0161 856 9908 or 101, quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022, while any footage or images from the night should be submitted to the dedicated online portal here.

Alternatively, you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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