Boy, 14, dies after being stabbed in Manchester as police arrest teen

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A 14-year-old boy has died after he was stabbed in North Manchester on Friday with another 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder, Greater Manchester Police have said.

Police were called to the incident at around 6.05pm on Tavistock Square in Harpurhey.

The boy was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police say Family Liaison Officers are assisting his family and they have set up a crime scene in Tavistock Place.

The boy who has been arrested is in police custody for further questioning.

Police have declared a Section 60 authority which began at 8.26pm on Friday and will last for 24 hours, meaning police will be able to stop and search people in an area covering parts of Monsall and Harpurhey suburbs of North Manchester.

Detective superintendent Phil Key said: “Firstly, I would like to share my deepest condolences with the family at this unbelievably difficult time.

“A Section 60 authority has been put in place which will run for 24 hours and finish at 8.26pm this evening, we have taken this course of action to keep the public who live and work within the vicinity of the incident safe.

He continued: “We understand the use of a Section 60 can cause concern to local residents; however, we use these powers only when proportionate and necessary.

“By enforcing the Section 60 in the area, we will work to minimise any violent behaviour and prevent any further serious incidents going forward as our main priority is to keep the public safe.”