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Two held after boy, 14, stabbed to death


A BOY aged 14 has died after being stabbed in Manchester on Friday. Nathaniel Shani was described by his family as the ‘kindest soul’ who ‘always put other people first’.

He was rushed to hospital after being knifed in Tavistock Square, in the Harpurhey areathe city, but died shortly afterwards. Nathaniel, a military cadet, died after a fight between a number of teenagers, eyewitnesses said.

Resident Syeda Qayyum told BBC Manchester: ‘There was a big fight. One kid was screaming, “Call an ambulance, call an ambulance” and there was blood on the corner. It’s so bad.’

A 14-year-old boy and another aged 13 were arrested and taken into police custody on suspicion of murder. Nathaniel’s family paid tribute to him last night in a statement issued through Greater Manchester Police. It said: ‘Nathaniel was a best friend to many, he never failed to make people laugh. Nathaniel was very kind, caring and always thinking of others. He was polite and the most loving person.

‘He would always put other people first without a thought. He was an amazing brother and son. Our hearts are left broken. Rest in Paradise to the kindest soul.’ Detective Superintendent Rebecca Boyce said: ‘This incident has rocked the local community.

‘We now appeal for any eyewitness accounts or footage that we may be able to link to this investigation.’

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