Kyle Hackland: fifth teenager arrested in connection with fatal stabbing in Manchester

Kyle, 17, was stabbed on Southlea Road, Withington on Tuesday (22 November) and sadly died from his injuries.

A fifth teenager has been arrested following a fatal stabbing in Manchester.

Kyle Hackland was stabbed at around 11:30am on Southlea Road, Withington, on Tuesday (22 November) and died from his injuries. Police launched a murder inquiry and have since arrested five teenagers. The latest person to come forward was a 16-year-old boy who attended Cheadle Heath police station at around 11pm on Monday 28 November. He was then arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in custody for questioning on Tuesday (29 November).

Greater Manchester Police have also bailed three teenagers who were previously arrested pending further inquiries. A teenager who handed himself in to North Manchester Police Station on Thursday (24 November) was arrested on suspicion of murder, while a second teenager who handed himself in to Cheadle Heath Police Station was also arrested on suspicion murder.

A third teenager was arrested at an address in Wythenshawe on suspicion of assault, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray.

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones, of GMP’s South Manchester Division, said “There are a number of enquiries being conducted to establish the events that occurred in the lead up to this tragic incident, but these arrests are an important step in our investigation and providing justice for the victim’s family and friends.

“As always, the information the public provide us is crucial to our investigation and I urge anyone who may have information about this heart-breaking incident to please come forward and tell the police.”

  • Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1995 quoting 1125 of 22/11/2022.

Greater Manchester Police can also be contacted via gmp.police.uk or by calling 101, or else information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.