Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 17-year-old boy in Greater Manchester. Calum Riley was found with serious injuries in Heywood, Rochdale, on Saturday morning and died a short time later, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
Officers arrested an 18-year-old man and 21-year-old woman on suspicion of murder and took one to police custody for questioning, while the other was receiving hospital treatment for a wound. Later in the day, a second man, aged 33, was arrested, the spokesperson said.
People near the location, about the accident
The man said: “I heard a loud scream at 4:30 AM.”
“We heard a scream for help and looked outside the bedroom window, but we couldn’t see anything. Half an hour later we heard a scream for help again. We just heard screaming. All we could hear was ‘help’, ‘help’. It wasn’t until when it was lit out when someone knocked on and said there was a man in a garden.”
“I went into the garden and I called Police and they asked me to perform CPR on him. It’s a sad thing.”
Forensic officers on this Incident
Residents have said the lad had been stabbed and saw emergency crews racing to the scene with police quickly controlling the area where the attack happened.
Forensic officers continued to search the street for clues while uniformed officers conducted house-to-house inquiries.
DCI Gina Brennand tribute to Victim Callum Riley
She said: “On behalf of GMP, I send condolences to Calum’s family. A specially trained officer has been deployed to liaise with them and ensure they are fully updated on our investigation. Since morning we have made progress in establishing the full circumstances surrounding this incident and have made a third arrest. However, our inquiries are very much ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for information.
Police said before Calum Riley was found, another man had asked for help from people on a nearby property.
Anyone with information should contact the police quoting
723 17/09/22 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.