Teenage boy, 15, dies from fatal knife wounds after being attacked in street around 4.45am then staggering to nearby house to get help – as police launch murder probe
- The stabbing happened at 4.45am this morning in Bolton, Lancashire
- Schoolboy victim, 15, desperately knocked on doors to try to get help
- Police were called and he was taken to hospital but could not be saved
A schoolboy aged just 15 stabbed this morning staggered to knock on the door of a house to try and get help before dying.
Police were called to reports of the knife attack in Bolton, Lancs, at around 4.45am.
A teenager was rushed to hospital with several stab wounds but sadly died from his injuries despite the best efforts of emergency services to save his life.
Police said the victim had knocked on the door of a nearby house for help following the incident.
A large cordon is in place with a number of streets having been taped off.
The stabbing happened at 4.45am this morning in Bolton, Lancashire, as the sun was rising
No arrests have yet been made and detectives are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry.
Detective Superintendent Chris Bridge, of Wigan and Bolton Districts said: “This incident will understandably be a huge shock to the community and our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this awful time.
“These are very early stages of our investigation but we would like to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to piece together what happened and find those responsible.
“There will be an increased police presence in the area whilst we carry out a number of lines of enquiry and anyone concerned in the local neighbourhood can speak to our officers.
Schoolboy victim, 15, desperately knocked on doors to try and get help but later died
“I would urge anyone who may have information or witnessed anything in the area to come forward. Even the smallest information may be crucial to our investigation.”
“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident 359 of 04/05/2021 or report online at gmp.police.uk.
“Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”