A MURDER investigation has been launched after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Old Trafford.

The emergency services were called to Norton Street at around 6pm yesterday evening to a report of a stabbing.

They arrived to find a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed multiple times in an attack by two unknown men.

The boy was taken to hospital, but died a short time afterwards.

A scene was still in place on Norton Street late last night, with an increased police presence.

No arrests have been made, and an investigation by GMP's Major Incident Team is ongoing.

Two other scenes were also established – one on Upper Chorlton Road, one on Cross Street.

On Upper Chorlton Road, police recovered a vehicle which was believed to have been involved in a crash.

And on Cross Street, another vehicle hit a pedestrian a short time after the stabbing.

However, the pedestrian's injuries are not believed to be serious.

Police are treating these incidents as linked to their investigation.

Detective Superintendent Danny Inglis, from GMP's Serious Crime Division, said: "Our thoughts are with the victim's family at this incredibly sad time. They are being supported by our specialist officers.

"This is a horrific incident, where a young man has tragically lost his life, and we are following a number of lines of inquiry to establish exactly what has happened, and to bring those responsible to justice.

"We know this happened at a time of day when people would still be out and about or returning home, and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could help our investigation, no matter how small it may seem."

Anyone with information, including CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to contact police on 101 and quote incident 2613, or to use the online chat function on gmp.police.uk.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.