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Watch: Mother's plea for information leading to son's killer

The mother of a teenager killed in a park in Manchester say her family are still suffering everyday because his killer hasn't been caught.

Jessie James was just 15 when he was shot three times ten years ago today.

Detectives believe the community in Moss Side still hold vital information.

Greater Manchester police have increased their reward to 60 thousands pounds, one of the highest in their history.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox, who's followed this story from the beginning, now reports:


Eighth arrest following Moss Side murder of teenager Abdul Hafidah

Abdul Hafidah

Officers have arrested an eighth person in connection with the murder of teenager Abdul Hafidah in Moss Side. The 18 year old died last month after being hit by a car and stabbed.

The 20 year-old man from Moss Side was is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Seven other people – six men and one 17-year-old boy – were previously arrested in connection with this investigation and have since been bailed.

“This is now our eighth arrest in connection with the events of that day when Abdul was taken from his family.

“We will not stop here and we will continue to progress this investigation and carry on with our enquiries.

“I would still ask anyone who might have information to do with Abdul’s murder to please contact police.

“If you have footage or pictures which could shed some light on the attack then you can submit them through our dedicated Dropbox link.”

– Detective Chief Terry Crompton,

Police make fourth arrest in connection with Manchester man stabbed to death

Four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Abdul Hafidah, pictured Credit: GMP

Police have made a fourth arrest in connection with the murder of Adbul Hafidah who was stabbed to death in Moss Side.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder today and is currently in police custody for questioning.

18-year-old Abdul was rushed to hospital with stab wounds to the neck and abdominal injuries earlier in May. He did in hospital on Saturday.

Abdul was reportedly being chased by a group of men. He collided with a car before being stabbed. The car was later recovered on a small road nearby.

A Home Office post-mortem examination found that Abdul died as a result of a stab wound to the neck.

The two 19-year-old men who were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday have been bailed until July, as was the 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the case.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 0161 856 9283, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. A dedicated Dropbox has also been set up:

“We have made a fourth arrest and the investigation into Abdul’s murder continues to make progress.

“I want to remind people who may have been driving past around the time of the attack and has any dash-cam or mobile phone footage to come forward. This attack took place during rush-hour in a busy area and may have lasted for quite a period of time.

"I would urge you to check your devices and if you have any footage from around the time it happened, please pass it to police. You can do this by sending footage to the dedicated link we have set up for this case on Dropbox or by coming in to a station.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton, GMP’s Major Incident Team
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