Detectives in Manchester are continuing to investigate the murder of an 18-year-old man.

He was stabbed yesterday afternoon in Old Trafford.

Police believe he was attacked by a lone knifeman as he walked along the street.

Officers were called to Upper Chorlton Road at about 2.20pm on Wednesday. A post mortem is due to take place this afternoon.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the relatives and friends of this young man. “I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through and specially trained officers are offering them whatever support we can. “We are still very much in the early stages of this investigation and all we know for certain is that this young man has been attacked in broad daylight as he walked along the street. At this time we are looking for one offender but the area would have been extremely busy so I would ask anyone who witnessed this to come forward. “Undoubtedly, the answers to these questions may lie within the community and I would urge residents to stand side by side with us and help us bring this man’s killer to justice."

Police have stepped up patrols in the area to try to reassure people who live there.

They have asked anyone with information about what happened to call them on 0161 856 4711, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.