A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in a park in Salford
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Police were called around 7.30am today (30 January) to Clowes Park, Salford to a report of a male having being found unresponsive.
Emergency services attended the male was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Following enquiries it was established the male is 17-years-old and had suffered a stab wound.
His next of kin have been informed and detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry to ascertain the full circumstances surrounding his death.
No arrests have been made at this stage.
A large scene remains in place and the public are advised to avoid the area.
Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies of GMP's Major Incident Team: "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 were 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."
Anyone with information, or video footage including mobile phone, CCTV or doorbell footage, should contact police on 0161 856 0055 or 101 quoting incident 854 of 30/01/22.