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Kennie Carter: sixth teenager is arrested over fatal Manchester stabbing

A 14-year-old is now being quizzed in relation to the youngster’s murder in Stretford.

A sixth teenager has been arrested in connection with the murder of Manchester schoolboy Kennie Carter.

Kennie, 16, died in hospital after being stabbed in the chest in Stretford on Saturday night.

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Five youths aged 15 to 17 were arrested over the weekend and Greater Manchester police confirmed on Monday night that a sixth suspect, aged 14, was also being quizzed after being detained on Sunday night.

GMP say they are following ‘a number of lines of enquiry.’

Crime scenes remain in the place around the scene at Thirlwell Avenue in Stretford and five arrest warrants have been executed.

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

What do police say?

Detective Chief Inspector Alicia Smith, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Kennie’s tragic death has devastated his family and shocked a community, and our fast-paced investigation is working around the clock to ensure we establish who is responsible so that they can be brought to justice.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses and currently have six teenagers in custody who continue to be questioned on suspicion of Kennie’s murder and there are others out there who may know something about this fatal attack that need to do the right thing and speak to us.

“This is a wide-ranging and complex investigation that is moving at pace and we continue to work relentlessly to capture a picture of what happened on Saturday night. Kennie died from a fatal wound to the chest and it appears this was a swift and deliberate attack.

“I ask anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the Stretford area that evening to come forward and know that information will be treated with the strictest confidence.”

  • Contact GMP on 0161 856 9908 quoting incident 2529 of 24/01/2022, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111