THE family of a stabbed teenager have paid a touching tribute to their ‘good and well-behaved boy’.
Kyle Hackland, 17, was fatally stabbed at around 11.30am on November 22 on Southlea Road – on the border between Withington and Burnage, Manchester.
Police rushed to the scene where Kyle was taken to the hospital but tragically died as a result of his injuries.
In a heartfelt tribute issued Wednesday night, his family said they were “devastated” by the death of the “kind and well-behaved boy”.
Her statement said: “We are devastated by the passing of our beloved Kyle.
“He was such a kind and well-mannered boy who was always looking out for his family – he never failed to say ‘I love you’ as he walked out the door.
“There are no words that can even begin to describe the pain we feel.
“We’ve always been such a close family and it shook us all.
“He will be missed forever as a beautiful son, as well as a caring and supportive big brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.
“Life will never be the same without him, we are completely broken.”
A murder investigation was launched by detectives as forensics stayed on cordon throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.
Touching floral tributes and balloons were also left at the scene, just meters from where the teenager was stabbed.
Police said the attack was “not accidental” and that there was no major threat to the public.
The boy’s family continues to be supported by specialized officials.
In direct response to the stabbings, increased patrol and search powers remained in place in the area throughout Wednesday to calm the community shaken by the incident.
Greater Manchester Police continue to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information or footage to come forward while the investigation continues.
Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage of this area can contact the police on 0161 856 1995 and quote incident 1125 of 22/11/2022.
Greater Manchester Police can be contacted via gmp.police.uk or 101.
In an emergency, always dial 999. Information about crime can also be shared anonymously through the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.