Miles Platting stabbing: Boy, 14, killed and mother hurt in ‘ferocious attack’ in Bednal Avenue, Manchester

It is thought the suspect was known to both victims and a hunt to find him is underway.

Detectives in north Manchester have launched a murder inquiry, after a teenage boy died when he and his mother were stabbed at a house last night (9 June).

Paramedics called police to an address on Bednal Avenue, in the Miles Platting area,at 9.30pm on Thursday.

A 14-year old boy was treated at the scene for stab wounds and was taken by ambulance to hospital, but he died about an hour later.

His mum - a woman in her 40s - was also treated at the scene for serious stab wounds and was taken to hospital. Police said she is in a stable condition.

Police on the scene of a double stabbing on Bednal Avenue in Miles Platting, Manchester Credit: SWNS

What have police said?

Police believe the attacker is known to both victims and that this was a ‘domestic incident.’

He is described as an Asian man wearing dark clothing, aged in his mid-40s, with a medium build, and a medium height.

He was last seen walking on Sawley Road shortly after the attack took place. Anyone who sees him is asked not to approach him but to call 999.

A large cordon remains in place in Miles Platting on Sawley Road and Bednal Avenue, as investigators continue to probe the scene. A blue forensics tent was in place by the property on Friday.

No arrests have been made and a murder investigation is being led by GMP’s Major Incident Team.

One resident today said the woman lived in the house with three children and described them as a ‘quiet’ family.

‘Distressing time’

Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of the Major Incident Team, said: “Last night’s events are nothing short of devastating as a teenage boy has tragically lost his life and a mother is grieving in hospital after also being seriously attacked.

“We have trained family liaison officers dedicated to supporting her and her family at this incredibly distressing time, and we are committed to doing all we can to make sure we bring the person responsible to justice.

Police on the scene of a double stabbing on Bednal Avenue in Miles Platting, Manchester Credit: SWNS

“This is a shocking incident for the people of Manchester to wake up to, but I do wish to stress that our enquiries so far suggest this was a contained and domestic-related incident; however, anyone that sees a man fitting our description looking suspicious should not approach him and call 999.

“This is a ferocious attack that has seen a teenage boy fatally injured and we are working at a tremendous pace to find the person that did this and to take them off the streets and into custody where we can continue to piece together what we know about this utterly tragic incident.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident 3105 of 09/06/2022. Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.