Four arrests in Salford murder investigation
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Four arrests have been made as part of a murder investigation after the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Salford overnight.
Police were called shortly after 8.15pm on Wednesday night, to a report of a stabbing on Peveril Road.
The victim - now formally identified as Josiah Norman - had been walking down Peveril Street when he was assaulted by men from a first vehicle before he was then hit by a second car and then stabbed.
Josiah was taken to hospital, but despite emergency service's best efforts, he sadly died from his injuries.
GMP's Major Incident Team have launched a murder investigation and are currently treating this as a targeted incident.
Detectives made an arrest after a stabbing minutes later on Stowell Street after receiving reports that a second 17-year-old boy had suffered stab wounds to his arm.
The 17-year-old had already left the scene, and gone to hospital for treatment, and is now being held in custody on suspicion of Josiah's murder.
Officers have today (Thursday 22 April) arrested a 19-year-old man, also on suspicion of murder.
A further two arrests have also been made in connection with the incident.
Superintendent Glenn Jones, of GMP's Salford district, said: "Our thoughts are with Josiah’s family and loved ones and our specialist officers are working closely to support them at this utterly devastating time.
"This is a shocking incident and one that will understandably cause concern in the local area.
"I would like to reassure the public that we have a number of scenes in place, on Peveril Road, Stowell Street, and also Montford Steet where two vehicles believed to be linked to the incident were recovered..
"We also have a significant number of high-visibility patrols in the area, and they will remain in the area going into the weekend.
"Officers in Salford, alongside partners, have worked a great deal to reduce serious crime in the city, and while progress has been made, this devastating incident shows how our ongoing work must not relent.
"I urge anyone with worries or concerns to speak to our officers in confidence and to share any information they may have that could aid our investigation.
"We know there were witnesses to this horrific incident, and we urge anyone with information to come forward by calling police, report it online, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, in order to bring those responsible to justice for Josiah's family."
Anyone with information can contact police quoting incident 2921 of 22/04/2021. Images and video footage can be uploaded to our incident portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP21F18-PO1.
Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.