Two more teenagers arrested after Kennie Carter, 16, stabbed to death in Stretford

The 16-year-old victim has been named by police as Kennie Carter.

Two more teenagers hav been arrested following the death of a 16-year-old boy in Manchester.

The victim, who has been named by police as Kennie Carter, was fatally stabbed in what police believe was a "swift and deliberate attack" in Stretford on Saturday night.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that eight arrests have now been made in total - including two boys aged 16 and 15 who were taken to custody early on Tuesday.Six of the boys remain in custody sites across Greater Manchester to be questioned by investigators from GMP's Major Incident Team.Two other suspects, aged 17 and 15, who were arrested on Sunday, have been released after questioning with no further action to be taken against them.

A police cordon remained in place on Sunday morning.

Greater Manchester Police said officers attended reports of a teenager with stab wounds on Thirlmere Avenue, at around 7pm.

Paramedics treated the boy at the scene before he was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Alicia Smith, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "Kennie's tragic death has devastated his family and shocked a community, and our fast-paced investigation is working around the clock to ensure we establish who is responsible so that they can be brought to justice.

Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford where Kennie Carter was stabbed. Credit: MEN Media

"This is a wide-ranging and complex investigation that is moving at pace and we continue to work relentlessly to capture a picture of what happened on Saturday night.

"Kennie died from a fatal wound to the chest and it appears this was a swift and deliberate attack.

"I ask anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the Stretford area that evening to come forward and know that information will be treated with the strictest confidence."

The victim's family have been informed and are being kept updated on the investigation through specialist officers, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022.

Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.