A TEENAGER at the centre of a murder probe in Old Trafford has been officially named and a picture of him released by police.

Rhamero West, 16, was fatally stabbed in Norton Street, just before 6pm last Thursday, according to detectives.

Emergency services found Rhamero, from south Manchester, with a number of stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

Detectives have since been trying to piece together the events which led up to his killing.

Police believe four people in a blue BMW car, which Rhamero was in, were being chased by another vehicle from Upper Chorlton Road into Old Trafford.

The teenager left the vehicle at some point but was caught and suffered fatal injuries, according to investigators.

Det Chief Insp Liz Hopkinson, from GMP's major incident team, said: "Our thoughts are with Rhamero's family and we have specialist officers supporting his mum, dad and brother through this extremely distressing time.

"A number of detectives have been working to piece together the sequence of events and find those responsible.

"At this stage, we understand that Rhamero was attacked by two males and we're working hard to identify them but would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

"Since the attack, we've already followed up a number of lines of enquiry and we're carefully examining CCTV and forensics.

"There will be people who know who was involved in this attack on a young teenager and we would ask them to come forward - even the smallest bit of information may prove vital in our investigation.

"A family has lost their young son and they are deserving of answers. Do the right thing and speak with our officers by reporting any information online or by using our LiveChat service at www.gmp.police.uk.

"Anyone with information or dash-cam, mobile phone or CCTV footage can also submit it via our Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP21M14-PO1."