Klayton Skelly (30/07/04) was today (Thursday 27 October 2022) sentenced to 17 years, after pleading guilty to the murder of 20-year-old Dylan Keelan.
The prosecution told the court that the teenager fatally stabbed Dylan on Cheetham Hill Road in the Dukinfield area on Friday 4 February 2022.
Officers identified Skelly, who was 17 at the time, as a suspect less than 40 minutes after the initial 999 call to GMP – the pressure of a three-day manhunt led him to hand himself in at his local police station.
Detective Inspector Lee Shaw, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “The thoughts of everyone on the investigation team remain with Dylan’s loved ones. No sentence could fix their broken hearts but it is our hope that today’s result gives them a sense of justice and closure.
“Across Greater Manchester, officers are working hard to fight, prevent and reduce knife crime. With Dylan’s mum’s blessing, we have released body worn video audio from the night of his death to show the reality of responding to a stabbing and to encourage parents and guardians to talk to young people about the consequences – for victims, offenders and their loved ones.
“I would like to use this opportunity to thank the members of the public and first responders who did everything they could to save Dylan’s life. Also, the officers who were first on scene and assisted detectives with bringing this case to court and securing this outcome.”
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