Kennie Carter: Teenagers arrested again in connection with Stretford murder

Police have again arrested several teenagers suspected of the murder of 16-year-old Kennie Carter in Stretford.

Kennie died in Manchester Royal Infirmary from a stab wound to the chest after an attack on Thirlmere Avenue on January 22.

In the days and weeks following this attack, police arrested several teenagers on suspicion of murder.

But all were then either eliminated from the investigation or released under investigation.

Earlier this week, police re-arrested one who remains in custody and eight others who have been released on conditional bail.

The teenagers are all between 13 and 17 years old.

The scene around Thirlmere Avenue

Chief Detective Inspector Alicia Smith, of GMP’s Major Incidents Team, said: “Kennie’s death sent shock waves through the community and it left a family still trying to come to terms with the Loss of a loved one.

“Kennie was 16 and had his whole life ahead of him and since that night our investigation has continued. These arrests are all part of our ongoing work to provide Kennie’s family with the answers they desperately need. ”

When Kennie was stabbed he was around the corner from his house on Ennerdale Road.

His relatives were informed of the re-arrest of several teenagers.

In a statement at the time of the attack, they said: “Kennie was our youngest, our baby, our cheeky baby blue-eyed chappy.

“His death left a huge hole in our lives and our family was destroyed. We will never have the opportunity to see him grow up and have his own family.”

Messenger Newspapers: The scene around Thirlmere AvenueThe scene around Thirlmere Avenue

GMP’s Major Incidents team has spoken to approximately 50 people and reviewed over 100 hours of CCTV, but continues to appeal to the public for any information or footage from the evening of January 22.

Anyone with information or images can use an online portal, contact the police on 0161 856 9908 or use the LiveChat at gmp.police.uk.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.