There has been a sixteenth arrest made Police investigating the murder of Abdul Hafidah have made a sixteenth arrest.
On 4 August 2016, a 29-year-old man from the Moss Side area was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.
Of the 15 people previously arrested in connection with Abdul’s death, twelve people – seven men (aged 19, 19, 19, 20, 18, 18 and 18), a 20-year-old woman, three 17-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy – have been bailed until 13 September 2016 pending further enquiries.
Three people – two 19-year-old men and a 24-year-old man – have been released with no further action taken.
Officers were called to Moss Lane East at about 5.15pm on Thursday 12 May 2016 after Abdul was seriously injured.
It is believed the 18-year-old was chased near to Greenheys Lane in Moss Side by a group of men, and was then involved in a collision with a blue Vauxhall Corsa on Moss Lane East shortly after.
The car was later recovered from a small road off Athol Road in Whalley Range.
Abdul was taken to hospital with stab wounds to the neck and abdominal injuries, but sadly died on Saturday 14 May 2016.