Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of murder after 21-year-old man stabbed in Old Trafford

ITV News journalist Tim Scott reports from the scene of a murder in Old Trafford.

Two teenage boys have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in a "targeted attack" in Old Trafford.

Police were called to an address on Kings Road at around 7:45pm on Wednesday, 31 June after a 21-year-old man was found with serious injuries

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder with a 16-year-old arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. Both remain in custody for questioning.

Neighbours living on the street told ITV News that the victim lived with his mother and they could not understand why anybody would want to harm him.

Crime scene investigators have been at the scene all morning and, at one stage, bagged up a bicycle as evidence.

Forensics at the scene on Kings Road in Old Trafford. Credit: MEN Media

Greater Manchester Police say there will be a visible increase of officers in the area over the coming days whilst detectives investigate.

Detective Superintendent Jane Higham said: "We are in the very early stages of a murder investigation, and a team of experienced officers will be working throughout the night and over the coming days to understand a timeline of events that will help us piece together what has happened this evening.

"We recognise that incidents of this nature will cause concern in our communities, not just in Old Trafford, but across Greater Manchester and as a result there will be a visible increase of police officers in the area over the coming days whilst detectives investigate. Anyone with any concerns is encouraged to come and speak to us.

"I would urge people who were in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who has mobile or CCTV footage that may be of interest to police to contact us, even the smallest piece of evidence may help with our investigation and provide answers for the young man’s family."

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