Kennie Carter: Manchester stabbing victim named as police arrest five youths

Police have stepped up patrols in Stretford and the wider area following the fatal stabbing on Saturday night.

Police are quizzing five youths after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Manchester over the weekend.

Kennie Carter was found with stab wounds on Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford at about 7pm on Saturday. He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

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Four boys between 15 and 17 were arrested on suspicion of murder and a fifth later handed himself in to police on Sunday.

Police continue inquiries in Stretford, OldTrafford and Hulme as part of the investigation.

Kennie Carter who died after being stabbed in Manchester Credit: GMP

Superintendent Caroline Hemingway from GMP said: “Again, we see the utterly devastating consequences of knife crime – it destroys lives, families, and communities.

“My thoughts – as a police officer and as a mother of a teenage son – go out to Kennie’s loved ones, who will receive as much support as we can give through our specially trained officers.”

Anyone with information can contact GMP in confidence via 101 or online - on https://crowd.in/FTXg6m - quoting incident 2529 of 22/01/2022. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.