Police were called to Clowes Park this morning (Picture: MEN Media)
A teenager was found dead with a stab wound at a park in Salford this morning.
The boy, 17, was found unresponsive at Clowes Park in Higher Broughton at around 7.30am this morning.
Police responded and when paramedics arrived he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers earlier did not give details about the cause of death, however have now said the boy was stabbed.
His next of kin have been informed. No arrests have yet been made.
A large crime scene remains in place and the police advised people to avoid the area.
Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies said: ‘This is a tragic incident and the impact will no doubt be felt across the community and Greater Manchester.
‘We have launched a full investigation and detectives from our Major Incident Team are working at speed to establish all the facts and ensure we support his next-of-kin through this horrific time and ensure the person or persons responsible for his death are brought to justice.
‘I would urge anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant you feel it may be, to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency. Any information, or video footage, could prove pivotal to our investigation.
‘Violence like this will never be tolerated and I understand the deep concern and upset that this will cause for those who live in the surrounding area.
‘I want to reassure you we are treating this with the utmost seriousness and there will be a heightened police presence in the area over the coming days as we carry out enquiries and I would encourage anyone who may be worried or have information to speak with our officers.’
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