Tributes gather at scene of Dukinfield murder – five teenagers arrested

FLORAL tributes are amassing at the scene where a man was stabbed to death in Dukinfield.

Dylan Keelan died after he was attacked close to the Premier Store on Cheetham Hill Road on Friday evening.

Police remained at the scene for several hours on Saturday, February 5 | Photo by Gemma Carter

Now after his family paid tribute to the 20-year-old, bouquets and other items are being left in his memory.

Floral tributes at the scene in Dukinfield | Photo by Gemma Carter

Dylan’s mum, Nicola, said: “Dylan, my son, was a lovely, hard working, kind and respectful boy.

“He absolutely loved his family and close friends. Dylan will be missed dearly by everyone who had the pleasure to be around him.

‘Taken too soon’ – floral tributes at the scene | Photo by Gemma Carter

“He will never be forgotten and will always be in my heart and part of my life. It is difficult to put into words at this moment as I am broken and distraught.

“I just want to say thank you to everyone for their support, kind words and donations.

“Finally, in Dylan’s own words ‘Always find a way to turn a negative into a positive’, so let’s all stay strong together.”

Dylan Keelan was fatally stabbed in Tameside | Photo GMP supplied

A fifth teenager, making it two 16-year-olds and three 17-year-olds, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday afternoon.

The other four have since been released – two under investigation and two under conditional bail.

A large police cordon was placed on Cheetham Hill Road, Dukinfield | Photo by Gemma Carter

But Greater Manchester Police are still appealing for information and have opened up a dedicated Major Incident Public Portal where footage and images can be posted.

That can be found at: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP22S44-PO1.

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