Teenage boy charged in connection with the murder of Dylan Keelan in Tameside

20-year-old Dylan Keelan was fatally stabbed in Dukinfield on Friday 4 February 2022.

The Manc The Manc - 9th February 2022

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed this morning that a teenage boy has been charged with the murder of Dylan Keelan.

20-year-old Dylan Keelan was fatally stabbed at around 9.30pm on Cheetham Hill Road in Dukinfield on Friday 4 February 2022, and now GMP has confirmed that a 17-year-old boy – who cannot be named “for legal reasons” due to his age – has been charged with Keelan murder and has been remanded in custody until a hearing.

The teenager is also charged with threatening a person with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.

He is due at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court later today.

Dylan’s family paid tribute to a “lovely, hardworking, kind and respectful boy” earlier this week, with his mum, Nicola, adding: “Dylan will be missed dearly by everyone who had the pleasure to be around him [and] it is difficult to put into words at this moment as I am broken and distraught [but] he will never be forgotten and will always be in my heart and part of my life.”


“I just want to say thank you to everyone for their support, kind words and donations,” she concluded.

A murder investigation was launched by GMP’s Major Incident Team, and the force has confirmed that enquiries are ongoing.


Anyone with any information, images, or dash cam footage from the surrounding area at around the time of the incident is asked to contact police.

Information can also be submitted to the dedicated Major Incident Public Portal here.

Anyone with information should contact police quoting 2866 04/02/22 via 0161 856 6300,, or alternatively, get in touch with the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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