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Three men arrested in connection with fatal stabbing of teenager in Withington

"These arrests are an important step in our investigation and providing justice for the victim’s family and friends."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 25th November 2022

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed that three men have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death in Withington earlier this week.

The 17-year-old victim – who has now been named as Kyle Hackland – was stabbed at around 11:30am on Southlea Road in Withington on Tuesday 22 November, and sadly passed away from his injuries shortly after he was taken to hospital.

After announcing that it did not believe the incident was a random attack, the force has revealed that, at around 11am yesterday (Thursday 24 November) a teenager handed himself in to North Manchester Police Station.

He has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains in custody for questioning.

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Then, at 2:30pm yesterday, a second teenager handed himself in to Cheadle Heath Police Station, and he has also been arrested on suspicion murder and remains in custody for questioning.

To round it out, in addition to those two prior arrests, at around 1pm yesterday, a third teenager was arrested at an address in Wythenshawe on suspicion of assault, possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

He also remains in custody for questioning in connection with this incident.

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17-year-old Kyle Hackland was fatally stabbed in Withington earlier this week / Credit: GMP

GMP says its Major Incident Team have been conducting an extensive and thorough investigation to establish the circumstances of the devastating incident and find out who is responsible.

“There are a number of enquiries being conducted to establish the events that occurred in the lead up to this tragic incident,” said Detective Superintendent Neil Jones of GMP’s South Manchester Division.

“But these arrests are an important step in our investigation and providing justice for the victim’s family and friends, and as always, the information the public provide us is crucial to our investigation so I urge anyone who may have information about this heartbreaking incident to please come forward and tell the police.”

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Southlea Road in Withington / Credit: Google Maps

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 gmp.police.uk, 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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