Teenager seriously injured in stabbing at ‘wake for crash victim’

A teenage boy has been stabbed during what is reported to be a wake for a crash victim.

Police were called to the Chorlton suburb in Greater Manchester just before 7pm on Wednesday following the incident.

The victim, whose age has not yet been released, has been taken to hospital.

Greater Manchester Police said there was a large gathering of young people in Barlow Moor Road, close to the junction with Mauldeth Road West and Hardy Lane, at the time of the attack.

Witnesses at the scene told the Manchester Evening News around 100 people, mainly youths, had gathered close to the Co-op for a wake to a teenager killed in a car crash, with some laying flowers.

Detectives on the scene could be seen examining CCTV footage from neighbouring buildings and carrying out door-to-door enquiries.

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A shopkeeper claimed a group from outside the area came to confront some of the youths, reports the MEN.

Photos show the car park behind the shop cordoned off, alongside a large police presence.

A GMP spokesperson said: “At 6.55pm on Tuesday police were called to Barlow Moor Road to reports of a male having been stabbed.

“On arrival officers found a male youth with serious injuries and a large gathering of youths. He has been taken to hospital.

“Police remain at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”