Two arrested in Bolton murder investigation
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Two arrests have been made as part of the murder investigation into the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Reece Tansey.
Police were called shortly after 4.43am on Tuesday morning (4 May 2021), to a report of a stabbing on Walker Avenue, Bolton.
Reece was taken to hospital but sadly died from his injuries, despite the best efforts of emergency services.
A 14-year-old and a 15-year-old boy have both been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning.
GMP's Major Incident Team are currently treating this as a targeted incident.
Nicola McCulloch, of GMP's Major Investigation Team, said: "Our thoughts are with Reece's family and friends at this absolutely horrendous time and our specialist officers are working closely to support them.
"This is a shocking incident in which the life of a young boy has been taken and we are doing all we can to bring the offenders to justice. I would like to reassure the public that we have an increased police presence in the area, which will remain through this week.
"I would urge anyone with information about this incident to speak to us as soon as possible."
Information and images can be submitted directly via the Major Incident Public Portal here:
Anyone with information can also contact police quoting incident 359 of 04/05/2021.
Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.