Kennie Carter fatal stabbing: police release footage of cyclist who may be a witness

Police have stressed the person on the bike is not wanted in connection with the murder but they believe he may have important information.

Police have released CCTV footage of a cyclist who may be an important witness to the fatal stabbing of teenager Kennie Carter in Manchester.

Kennie, 16, was stabbed on Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford as he walked back towards his home on Saturday 22 January this year.

CCTV footage has now identified a man riding a bicycle who detectives think could have important information for their inquiry.

They have now launched an appeal to bring the rider forward while stressing that he is not wanted in connection with Kennie’s murder.

What is the latest appeal detectives have made in the Kennie Carter case?

Video trawls by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have uncovered footage of what appears to be a man riding a bike on Thirlmere Avenue at 6.37pm on the day Kennie was killed.

Police believe he could have been an important witness to the incident itself or the surrounding moments.

An image of the cyclist released by Greater Manchester Police

Detectives are keen to speak to him to understand what he may have seen on the night of Kennie’s stabbing.

They have also stressed he is not in trouble with the police or wanted as part of the murder investigation.

Where is the investigation into Kennie Carter’s death up to?

Kennie’s death has sparked a major murder investigation by GMP detectives.

So far 14 teenagers have been arrested, with 10 remaining on bail.

Officers have also analysed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage to build up an increasingly-developing picture of the evening’s events.

What have the police said about the latest appeal?

GMP said anyone who thinks they may be the man in the footage, or knows who he is, should get in touch with them.

This can be done by contacting the major incident hotline on 0161 856 9908, quoting Operation Sandpiper.

Any footage or images from the night should be submitted to the GMP online portal.