Schoolboy, 14, killed and mother badly injured in 'ferocious' knife attack

A murder inquiry is under way after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Manchester.

He was injured alongside his mother, 40, who survived what police have described as a ‘ferocious attack’.

Officers were called by colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service to an address in the Miles Platting area at about 9:30pm last night.

The teenager was rushed to hospital but died around an hour after arriving at hospital.

Detectives believed the attacker ‘is known to the victims and that this is a domestic incident’.

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

Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand of Greater Manchester Police 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.

‘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.’

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