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Second arrest made over murder of teenager in street brawl

Sait Mboob was one of four teenagers who received stab wounds in Crosshill Road, Moss Side on Tuesday night.

A second arrest has been made over the murder of an 18-year-old man in a street brawl.

Sait Mboob was one of four teenagers who received stab wounds in Crosshill Road, Moss Side, Manchester, shortly before 8.40pm on Tuesday. Mr Mboob later died from his injuries.

A 17-year-old boy and a 18-year-old man have since been released from hospital, while another 17-year-old boy is in a stable condition.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, in addition to a 17-year-old boy who was held on Thursday on suspicion of murder. Both are being questioned in custody.

Police say they are keeping an open mind about the motive for the killing but a line of inquiry is whether the offenders have links to street criminality.

Superintendent Dave Pester, from Greater Manchester Police, said: “This is a dynamic investigation and we have now made two arrests.

“We are exploring all avenues and part of our inquiry is to determine what the motive was. We need your help to do this. Were you in the area at the time of the attack and saw something that might be relevant? Do you know who was involved?

“I urge you to speak to police as you might be able to help us to get justice for his family.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 6777, 101 quoting incident number 1918 of Wednesday 9 August 2017, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

In a tribute, Mr Mboob’s family said: “Sait was everyone’s best friend, especially his mum’s.

“He was a mummy’s boy who was loved and adored by his mother. He was intelligent and talented. He will be missed by his mum, brothers, sister, grandmother, family and friends.”

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