A teenage boy has died of his injuries after being stabbed in Manchester.

Police officers were called shortly after 4.15pm on Thursday to reports of a stabbing on Raby Street.

The 17-year-old was taken to hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries but passed away a short time later.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is now under way.

His family have been notified and are being supported by specially trained officers.

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Detective Superintendent Simon Moyles said: “This is a tragic and senseless loss of life and our thoughts remain with the victim’s family and friends at this time. They will remain at the forefront of our minds as we move forwards in our investigation to track down the person or persons responsible.

“Whilst no arrests have been made at this time, I want to assure the local community that a visible police presence will be in place in the local area over the coming days for reassurance and to carry out enquiries as we work tirelessly to apprehend those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Greater Manchester Police is appealing for footage from the scene – and anyone with information is being asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers.