Three teenagers have been arrested following a fatal stabbing in Bury

At around 3.50pm on Friday 11 March 2022, police received a report of a stabbing on Market Street, Bury.

Emergency services attended and a19-year-old man was taken to hospital but he was sadly pronounced dead a short while later. His next of kin have been informed are currently receiving support from specialist officers.

An investigation was launched and following enquiries three males, aged 16 have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody for questioning.

Section 60 stop and search powers under the 1994 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act have been implemented in Bury town centre and will be in place this weekend.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes said: “I’d like to reiterate that our thoughts remain with the family and loved one’s of the young man who was very sadly killed yesterday afternoon.

“This has been a fast paced investigation and I am pleased to say detectives have made three arrests overnight in connection with the death. Although they remain in custody for questioning our investigation is still in its initial stages and we are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward and assist police.

“This incident occurred in broad daylight in a Bury town centre so it is highly likely there are members of the public who witnessed the assault or may have mobile phone footage from around the town. If you were in Bury town centre and saw any disturbance in or around Millgate Shopping Centre then we ask that you contact Greater Manchester Police. You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers.

“This is shocking incident of violence and I want to assure the public we are continuing to work at pace to ensure those responsible face justice and we provide this young man’s family with the answers they deserve.”

Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police quoting incident reference 1940 of 11/03/22 via 0161 856 0027 or gmp.police.uk.

Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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