Two boys arrested and family appeal after murder of 15 year old in Bolton

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Two teenagers are being questioned by police in Bolton investigating the murder of a 15 year old who was stabbed to death.

Reece Tansey knocked on the door of a nearby house to ask for help after he was attacked in Walker Avenue shortly before 4.45am on Tuesday.

Greater Manchester Police said he had suffered several stab wounds and was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

Two boys one 14, one 15 have been detained.

  • DS Chris Bridge, Greater Manchester Police

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Jordan Coghiel, the cousin of Reece Tansey's mother, has echoed the police appeal for witnesses to come forward, and urged young people to put down their knives.

A cordon is in place covering a large section of Walker Avenue in Great Lever, with a forensic tent in the front garden of one address.

Reece was a pupil at Harper Green School in Farnworth.

In a message to parents on its website, the school said: "The school community is shocked and saddened by this terrible news and our thoughts are with the student's family and friends at this difficult time.

For a life to be ended at such a young age is a total tragedy. We will ensure any students who need it receive support and advice through our pastoral system. Harper Green is a close-knit community, we will work together over the coming days and weeks in supporting all those affected.

Harper Green School
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"These are very early stages of our investigation but we would like to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to piece together what happened and find those responsible.

There will be an increased police presence in the area whilst we carry out a number of lines of inquiry and anyone concerned in the local neighbourhood can speak to our officers. I would urge anyone who may have information or witnessed anything in the area to come forward. Even the smallest information may be crucial to our investigation.

Detective Superintendent Chris Bridge
  • Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident 359 of 04/05/2021

  • Or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111