Two teens arrested after death of 21-year-old man found with ‘serious injuries’ in Old Trafford

Additional police officers have now been deployed to the area.

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Two teenage boys have been arrested following the death of a 21-year-old man who was found with “serious injuries” in Manchester.

The arrests come after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was called to reports of a “disturbance” at an address on Kings Road in the Old Trafford area of Manchester at around 7:45pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 31 May), where a 21-year-old victim was found seriously injured.

Despite the best efforts of the first responders, the young man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, GMP confirmed.

Following the incident, additional police officers have been deployed to the Old Trafford area.

It has now also been confirmed by GMP that two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with this incident – a 15-year-old on suspicion of murder, and a 16-year-old on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in the nearby area.


Both remain in custody ahead of questioning.

A murder investigation has now been launched, which GMP says is currently in the “very early stages”, and police are urgently appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information or footage which may assist with this.


“A team of experienced officers will be working throughout the night and over the coming days to understand a timeline of events that will help us piece together what has happened,” explained Detective Superintendent Jane Higham.

“We recognise that incidents of this nature will cause concern in our communities, not just in Old Trafford, but across Greater Manchester, and as a result there will be a visible increase of police officers in the area over the coming days whilst detectives investigate.

“Anyone with any concerns is encouraged to come and speak to us.”

Additional officers have now been deployed to the Old Trafford area / Credit: GMP

DS Higham is urging anyone who was in the Old Trafford area at the time of the incident yesterday evening, or anyone who has mobile, dashcam, doorbell, or CCTV footage that may be of interest, to contact us GMP as “even the smallest piece of evidence may help with our investigation and provide answers for the young man’s family”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact GMP on 101 quoting log number 3367 31/5/2023.

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Or alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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