At about 8.15pm on Saturday 28 October 2017 police were called to reports that a 15-year-old boy had fallen from a bridge. The bridge runs from the Debenhams’ end of the Trafford centre as a covered walkway to the car park.
He suffered serious injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Initial enquiries suggested he may have been involved in an altercation with a group of youths. However, this no longer appears to be the case.
Five 15-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of assault. Four have now been released with no further action while one boy is helping officers with their enquiries.
Detective Sergeant Warriner said: “This is a tragic incident which has left a boy fighting for his life in hospital. My thoughts are with his family who are understandably beside themselves at this awful time.