A 14-year-old boy has been arrested as the investigation into the death of 16-year-old Kennie Carter continues.
Detectives launched a murder investigation after the teenager was stabbed on Thirlmere Avenue in Stretford on January 22.
Kennie, described by his family as a ‘shameless chappy’, tragically died in hospital.
Since the investigation began, GMP’s Major Incidents team has spoken to 50 people and collected over 100 hours of CCTV.
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Eight warrants have been executed and nine arrests have been made.
The latest came last night (Wednesday) when a 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with Kennie’s death.
Five murder suspects remain on bail with conditions not to enter the Stretford area and officers are still keen to speak to more people.
In a further appeal, police are urging anyone who was driving in the area at the time to review dash cam footage.
That would be anyone driving on Moss Road, Thirlmere Road and Victoria Road between 6pm and 7pm on January 22nd.
Anyone with information, even if it “seems insignificant”, is urged to get in touch.
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Detective Chief Inspector Alicia Smith, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Since learning of Kennie’s tragic death, we have been working around the clock and conducting numerous different lines of investigation to ensure that Kennie’s loved ones get the right answers. ask.
“Despite speaking with various witnesses, suspects and other members of the public, we know there are still people we haven’t yet spoken to who may have crucial information.
“This includes those who may have been passing through the area at the time and did not realize they were witnesses to a murder or might have seen the moments leading up to or the aftermath of this quick but deliberate attack.
“Anything that may have appeared as young men in a confrontation, fighting or running to or from the Moss Road, Thirlmere Road and Victoria Road areas that Saturday night could be vital video and I therefore urge anyone who Drive through that part of town that night to check your footage.”
Anyone can contact the police with information on 0161 856 9908 citing incident 2529 of 01/22/2022.Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Any footage or images from the night should be submitted to the online portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP22S43-PO1
GMP is also running the #ForeverAmnesty campaign to ‘throw the knife’: There is at least one amnesty bin in a police station in every Greater Manchester borough.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.