An inquest into the death of a teenager at the centre of a murder investigation who was "loved by many" has opened.

Coby Tristram, 18, was stabbed in his left arm at around 5pm on Abingdon Avenue on Thursday, March 28 after a confrontation between two groups of people.

At Rochdale Coroners' Court, police coroners officer Paul Lever said Coby was out with some friends in Whitefield when they were involved in a disturbance with another group of males.

Coby, who was born in Crumpsall but who lived in Whitefield, was stabbed and taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

He died from his injuries two weeks later on Thursday, April 11.

Following his death, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) launched a murder investigation.

Three teenagers, including two 16-year-old boys and one 17-year-old, was later arrested and charged and are due to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday, May 10.

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.

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

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

GMP has said it will be updating charges in due course.

Assistant coroner Michael Salt did not set a date for the full inquest to take place due to crown court proceedings.

Friends and family of Coby’s parents launched a fundraiser to support them with funeral costs and help them give their son “the best send-off we can".

Read more: Fundraiser launched for family of 'great kid' who died after stabbing

A message on the crowdfunding page said: “This GoFundMe has been set up by friends and family of Clare Tristram and David Walker to help raise as much money as we can to help towards the funeral costs of Coby Tristram.

“No parent/siblings/family should have to go through what this family have been through this is a very heartbreaking time for Coby’s family.

“He was a great kid and was loved by many.

“Any donations will be greatly appreciated let’s give Coby the best send-off we can.”

If you would like to donate to the fundraiser for Coby’s family, visit the GoFundMe page.