Teenager faces trial for Dukinfield murder

A 17-YEAR-OLD is to stand trial later this year charged with the murder of a man in Dukinfield.

Dylan Keelan died after an incident close to a store on Cheetham Hill Road on the evening of Friday. February 4.

Now after five youths were arrested, one boy will face a jury after being charged with murder and threatening a person with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.

Dylan Keelan was fatally stabbed in Tameside | Photo GMP supplied

He has already appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court, where he was committed for trial starting on July 18.

Four other teenagers were arrested in connection with the incident. Two juveniles remain on bail while two who were released under investigation will have a decision made on their status in the next few weeks, according to Greater Manchester Police.

Floral and other tributes were placed next to the Premier Store on Cheetham Hill Road, which was cordoned off immediately after the incident.

And 20-year-old Dylan’s mother, Nicola, described him as: “A lovely, hardworking, kind and respectful boy.”

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

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

“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.’”

Police took the step of opening an online portal where people could upload images and/or footage from dash cams or other devices as they sought information.

And Detective Inspector Lee Shaw, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts are with Dylan’s loved ones – specialist colleagues liaised with them.”

2 Replies to “Teenager faces trial for Dukinfield murder”

  1. Bring back death penalty eye 4 eye tooth 4 tooth they was clever anuff to take a life and threatened other inacent ppl what on earth is the world coming to Dylan lost his life at 20yrs old the monsters that was involved in this are only 16 17yrs old only kids as u all might say well let me remind u all
    Bulger killing was only kids one of them after release was sent back in for just as bad as a crime there only kids ppl say NO THERE NOT THERE YOUNG MONSTERS JUST HATCHING THERE EGGS and it’s innocent ppl that av to deal with it so yes we should all stand together and bring proper justice to these boys TAKE THERE LIVES

  2. Too many ypung peoples lives have been lost to senseless knife crime and its rising weekly. Stiffer sentences need to be imposed now. Anyone caught carrying a knife should do life
    Its the only way to stop these senseless deaths.

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