Teen appears in court charged with murder of 14-year-old boy in Harpurhey

Nathanial Shani was fatally stabbed in Harpurhey on 15th September. Credit: ITV Granada

A 14-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with murdering a teenager in Harpurhey, Manchester.

The boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - is charged in relation to the fatal stabbing of Nathaniel Shani, 14, on Friday 15 September.

He was remanded into a youth detention Centre.

A trial date has been set for 11 March, is likely to last three weeks.

Flowers left at the scene in Tavistock Square, Harpurhey where Nathaniel Shani was stabbed. Credit: Granada

Nathaniel Shani, described by his family as the "kindest soul", was found fatally injured after police were called to reports of a stabbing on Tavistock Square in the Harpurhey area of north Manchester at about 6.05pm last Friday.

Emergency services attended the scene and Nathaniel was taken to hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Paying tribute, the schoolboy's family described him as "an amazing brother and son."

“Nathaniel was a best friend to many, he never failed to make people laugh. Nathaniel was very kind, caring and always thinking of others.

“He was polite and the most loving person. He would always put other people first without a thought. He was an amazing brother and son to his parents and siblings.

“Our hearts are left broken. Rest in Paradise to the most kindest soul.”

A 13-year-old boy who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.