Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed that two further people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Abdul Hafidah.
On Thursday 7 July 2016, police in Manchester arrested a 20-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, both from the Moss Side area, on suspicion of murder. They have since been bailed until 13 September 2016 pending further enquiries.
Today’s arrests bring the total number of people arrested in connection with the murder of Abdul Hafidah to 15.
Three people: two 19-year-old men and a 24-year-old man, have been released with no further action taken.
Ten other people: six men (aged 19, 19, 19, 20, 18 and 18), three 17-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy – were previously arrested in connection with this investigation and have since been bailed.
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.
He was taken to hospital with stab wounds to the neck and abdominal injuries but sadly died on Saturday 14 May 2016.
Detective Sergeant Wesley Knights from GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “This is now our fifteenth arrest and we will continue to progress this investigation and carry on with our enquiries.
“I would ask anyone who might have been in the area at the time of Abdul’s murder to come forward. Every bit of information could help us give his family answers.
“We have set up a dedicated link for any footage to be sent to via Dropbox, or alternatively any footage can be passed to the investigation team by coming into your local police station”.