A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager has died a couple of weeks after being stabbed.

Police were called to Abingdon Avenue in Whitefield at around 5pm on Thursday, March 28 and found an 18-year-old man had been stabbed.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has now said the victim has died this week following his injuries.

A Home Office postmortem investigation is due to take place next week.

Two 16-year-old boys and a 17-year-old who were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder possession of an offensive weapon and violent disorder on April 3 were later charged.

Two were accused of possession of an offensive weapon and affray and the other, one of the 16-year-olds, was charged with grievous bodily harm assault, possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

They are due to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday, May 10.

Previously, a 49-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 20-year-old, Charlie Harrison, of Mather Avenue, Bury, was charged with affray and possession of an offence weapon and remanded to prison.

The 49-year-old man has been bailed with strict conditions.

Officers also arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder but was released with no further action.

A 33-year-old man was then later arrested for attempted murder and has been released on police bail.

GMP said it will be updating charges in due course.

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Detective Inspector Charlotte Whalley of GMP's Major Incident Team said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones and friends at this devastating time, who have asked for continued privacy whilst they come to terms with their loss.

“Our investigation two weeks on now from the incident means we are now treating this as murder with updates to be made in due course.

“We have made several arrests in connection with this, and we are still appealing to the public.

“If anyone has information or detail that may help us, they are asked to get in touch, in confidence, by ringing 101 quoting incident 2566 of 28/03/2024.

“Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”