SCHOOLBOY Reece Tansey died from multiple stab wounds, an inquest has heard.

The 15-year-old was stabbed to death in Great Lever last week.

Bolton Coroners Court heard from police coroners officer Andrew Pickles that Reece was taken to Salford Royal Hospital, following an altercation on the early hours of May 4.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Reece was unable to be revived.

A post mortem examination was conducted at Royal Oldham Hospital, where Dr Tracy Howarth gave the cause of death as one of multiple stab wounds.

Alan Walsh, area coroner for Manchester West, adjourned the inquest due to ongoing crown court proceedings.

A second post mortem exam is not needed, the hearing was told.

Police were called shortly after 4.43am last Tuesday to a report of a stabbing on Walker Avenue, Bolton.

Reece was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

In a statement last week, his heartbroken family spoke about how the Harper Green School pupil would make people smile and  his love for his family and friends.

The tribute reads: "Reece was a 15-year-old boy - cheeky and funny. He had a twinkle in his eye and a ready smile.

"Reece loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. He had a sense of humour that was contagious, he regularly played pranks on his mum and dad, which left his little brother in heaps of giggles."