Teenager arrested after 17-year-old stabbed to death in Salford park

A murder investigation has been launched after police found the body of a 17-year-old male in a Salford park.

Police were called around 7.30am on Sunday (30 January) to Clowes Park to a report of a male having being found unresponsive.

Emergency services attended and the male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following enquiries it was established the 17-year-old had suffered a stab wound. His next of kin have been informed.

Police have arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of murder.

This latest death follows the murder of 16-year-old Kennie Carter in Stretford on 22 January.

Speaking to the Media at GMP headquarters, Assistant Chief Constable Tony Creely said: "We have got to make it that carrying a knife or taking a knife out with you is socially unacceptable.

"And that's not just a policing problem, it's a society problem.

"So we are appealing to families, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, guardians to have honest conversations with family members or friends who they think are prepared to take one out with them."

Forensics at the scene. Credit: MEN Media

A large scene remains in place and the public are advised to avoid the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies of GMP's Major Incident Team: "This is a tragic incident and the impact will no doubt be felt across the community and Greater Manchester.

"We have launched a full investigation and detectives from our Major Incident Team are working at speed to establish all the facts and ensure we support his next-of-kin through this horrific time and ensure the person or persons responsible for his death are brought to justice.

"I would urge anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant you feel it may be, to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency. Any information, or video footage, could prove pivotal to our investigation.

Can you help?

Anyone with information, or video footage including mobile phone, CCTV or doorbell footage, should contact police on 0161 856 0055 or 101 quoting incident 854 of 30/01/22.

Alternatively, details can be passed tp www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.