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Nathaniel Shani A 14-year-old boy who tragically died after he was stabbed in Manchester on Friday has been named by police.

Nathaniel Shani was found by emergency services in Tavistock Square at 6:05pm having sustained knife injuries. He was taken to hospital but died later.

Greater Manchester Police today shared the touching words of those close to Nathaniel as they announced the launch of a formal murder investigation into his death.

‘Nathaniel was a best friend to many, he never failed to make people laugh. Nathaniel was very kind, caring and always thinking of others,’ read the statement.

‘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 to his parents and siblings.

‘Our hearts are left broken. ‘Rest in Paradise to the kindest soul.’

Police previously arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of murder. They confirmed today they had since also arrested a 13-year-old boy on the same grounds.

Officers are now appealing to the public who may have been in the area around the time the incident took place.

Police were called to the incident at around 6.05pm last night on Tavistock Square in Harpurhey.

Nathaniel was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Nathaniel Shani Age

Nathaniel Shani age is 14 years old.

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A 14-year-old was initially arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Police said Nathaniel’s family are currently being supported by Family Liaison Officers and have asked for privacy while they grieve.

Detective Superintendent Rebecca Boyce said: ‘This incident that has seen a young boy sadly die has understandably rocked the local community in Harpurhey.

‘The Force and I would like to pass on our condolences to Nathaniel’s loved ones and we will continue to support them at this sad time.

‘We now want to appeal to the local community for any eyewitness accounts or footage of any activity that we may be able to link to this investigation.

‘It is crucial we have as much detail as possible to help piece together what has happened in this tragic incident where someone has sadly lost their life.

‘We are keeping all available lines of enquiry open but no matter how small, your piece of information may be that crucial bit of evidence we need that can help us with this investigation.’

Anyone with information can contact Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team on 0161 856 3015.

They can also call 101 quoting incident number 2843 of 15/09/2023 or via the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.

Police declared a Section 60 authority which began at 8.26pm on Friday to last for 24 hours, meaning police will be able to stop and search people in an area covering parts of Monsall and Harpurhey suburbs of North Manchester.

Detective Superintendent Phil Key said: ‘Firstly, I would like to share my deepest condolences with the family at this unbelievably difficult time.

‘A Section 60 authority has been put in place which will run for 24 hours and finish at 8.26pm this evening, we have taken this course of action to keep the public who live and work within the vicinity of the incident safe.

He continued: ‘We understand the use of a Section 60 can cause concern to local residents; However, we use these powers only when proportionate and necessary.


‘By enforcing the Section 60 in the area, we will work to minimize any violent behavior and prevent any further serious incidents going forward as our main priority is to keep the public safe.’