A TEENAGE boy has died after being stabbed in Altrincham.

Police were called to Gorse Bank Road, in Hale Barns at around 6.40pm yesterday, to reports that a 17-year-old had been stabbed.

The boy was taken to hospital but later died.

Two boys – also aged 17 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They will remain in custody.

Superintendent Marcus Noden said: “This investigation is in its very early stages and the circumstances surrounding this young man’s death are still being established.

“I know residents will be shocked and concerned to hear what has tragically taken place tonight.

“We have been speaking to people living on the road as part of our immediate enquiries and we will continue to do so over the coming hours and into tomorrow.

“There will be extra police patrols over the next few days and those officers are there to provide a visible presence and also for people to approach if they do have any concerns.

“This young man and his family will continue to be at the forefront of our minds throughout this investigation. Our thoughts are with his family at this heart-breaking time.

“Anyone who does know something, or might have seen something or someone acting suspicious, should call us immediately.”

Police have told the family and are offering them support.

If you have any information, you can call police on 101, quoting incident number 1871 of 2 March 2019.

Details can also be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.