Additional officers remain in Salford, one week after the stabbing of Alan Szelugowski
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As detectives continue their murder investigation in Clowes Park, members of the public can expect to see uniformed officers in the surrounding areas this weekend - directly appealing to them for information and providing reassurance.
17-year-old Alan Szelugowski was found dead in the park on the morning of Sunday 30 January 2022.
Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: "One week in, my team are continuing to gather information from the community to lead us to the person or people responsible for Alan's death so we can bring them to face justice.
"We have a number of lines of enquiry but it is essential that members of the public tell us what they know about the circumstances - whether that be directly via phone, our website, the Major Incident Public Portal or anonymously via Crimestoppers."
GMP Assistant Chief Constable Tony Creely said: "The fatal stabbing of Alan Szelugowski was the second in Greater Manchester in as many weeks and will undoubtedly have caused concern but I can promise residents that fighting, preventing and reducing knife crime is a top priority.
"GMP is working with partner agencies on several initiatives to keep people safe from these weapons which, in the hands of criminals, are stealing lives; devastating families and posing threat; harm and risk to our communities.
"That being said, we all have a part to play. If you know or suspect someone carries a knife, I ask you to contact us as soon as possible - before it is too late. If you have any other information about crime, please share that too.
"Neither GMP nor the justice system will tolerate this type of crime - we are proactively stopping and searching individuals and I would remind offenders that carrying a knife can result in a prison sentence and lifelong criminal record."