Police searching for the killer of a teenager from Manchester have made an arrest. 18 year old Kieran Crump Raiswell was stabbed in the street in broad daylight last Wednesday. A 26 year old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder.
Detectives have released CCTV footage showing the movements of Kieran Crump Raiswell moments before he was attacked and killed.
The 18 year old was found with stab wounds on Wednesday afternoon on Upper Chorlton Road in Whalley. He was taken to hospital and sadly died from his injuries.
His attacker was seen at the junction of Stamford Road and Upper Chorlton Road, possibly hiding in some bushes. As Kieran crossed over Stamford Road he walked up behind him, stabbed him and ran off.
Kieran’s attacker is described as a light skinned male, slim build, between 5ft 1in and 5ft 4in tall, possibly aged 16 or 17. He has a short back and sides haircut and was wearing blue jeans and a black v neck jumper with the Versace sign printed on the front and back in red.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Marsh said: "We have a dedicated team of detectives working to build up a picture of what happened, but at this stage in the investigation there appears to be no obvious motive for killing Kieran, who was simply walking along the street.
"I believe the answers to who did this will lie in the community. Someone will know who was responsible and I implore those people to be courageous and come forward.
“If it was your brother, son or friend who was killed in this way you would want justice for them."
A post mortem examination has concluded that Kieran died from a stab wound to the chest.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4711 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
The sports coach of a teenage boy from Manchester who was murdered as he waited for a bus has paid tribute to him. Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after 18-year-old Kieran Cramp Raiswell was stabbed to death in Whalley Range. Ralph Blunsom sent this report:
The family of Kieran Crump Raiswell, 18, paid the following tribute to their eldest son and brother.
They said: "Kieran was our eldest son and a caring brother to his younger brother and sister.
"He was a loving grandson, nephew, cousin, friend and he was loved by all who knew him. He had his whole life ahead of him.
“Kieran was a quiet, easy-going boy who loved to be at home spending time with us.
"Kieran loved to watch Manchester City and he was a season ticket holder there.
"As well as watching football, Kieran played for FC Bluestar between the ages of 11-18 and he also played cricket for Sale Cricket club. Kieran also helped coach at his younger brother’s football club.”
The assistant principal of Loreto College has said staff and pupils are shocked after hearing of the murder of a former pupil.
Kieran Crump Raiswell, 18, was fatally stabbed while walking in Whalley Range yesterday.
"He was a most gentle and friendly young man, who was liked and admired by everyone who met him.
"He successfully completed his A-levels in Politics, History and Physical Education in summer 2012 and he was taking a gap year before going to Sheffield Hallam University to read History.
"He had recently returned from the USA where he had been coaching football for three months.
– Aidan Bruce, assistant principal, Loreto College
"In the preceding year he had visited the USA with the college’s History/Politics Department.
"His teachers and friends are devastated by this news and our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends."
Police have said an 18-year-old gap year student who was stabbed in Manchester was a 'completely innocent' victim.
Kieran Crump Raiswell was attacked in Whalley Range yesterday afternoon and died later.
He had been a pupil at Loresto Sixth Form College and was on a gap year after completing his A-levels. He was due to start a degree course in Sheffield after the summer.
A teenager who was stabbed to death in a Greater Manchester street has been named locally as Kieran Crump Raiswell.
A murder investigation is under way after the 18-year-old was targeted by a lone knifeman.
The teenager, who was not known to police and is understood to have been a completely innocent victim, was walking in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, on Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked.
It is understood Kieran was a gap year student.