Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester.

Officers were called to Gorse Bank Road, a quiet affluent street in Hale Barns, at around 6.40pm on Saturday.

The teenager was taken to hospital but died of his injuries.

The two boys arrested over his death are also 17 and will remain in custody.

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Hale Barns
Image: Forensic officers were still at the scene on Sunday

A police cordon was in place and forensic officers were still at the scene at 00.30 on Sunday.

Two forensic tents had been erected and four police cars were parked in the area.

Superintendent Marcus Noden said: “This investigation is in its very early stages and the circumstances surrounding this young man’s death are still being established.”

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Police cars were seen on Gorse Bank Road after the stabbing
Image: Police cars were seen on Gorse Bank Road after the stabbing

He added: “This young man and his family will continue to be at the forefront of our minds throughout this investigation.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this heartbreaking time.”

Greater Manchester Police will operate extra patrols in the area over the next few days.

It comes after 17-year-old Jodie Chesney was killed in an “unprovoked attack” at a children’s play area in Harold Hill, Romford, on Friday night.

Cries of “help me” were heard as the girl was attacked.

:: Anyone with information about the Greater Manchester stabbing is asked to contact 101 police quoting incident number 1871 of 2 March 2019. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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