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Moss Side stabbing: Ninth arrest over Abdul Hafidah death

Abdul Wahab Hafidah Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Abdul Hafidah died from a stab wound to the neck, a post mortem examination found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an 18-year-old man in the Moss Side area of Manchester.

Abdul Hafidah was stabbed after he was hit by a car on Moss Lane East on 12 May and died later in hospital.

Eight people, including a 14-year-old boy, have previously been arrested in connection with his death and have been released on bail.

A 19-year-old man from Moss Side has been taken into custody for questioning, police said.

Police believe Mr Hafidah had been chased near Greenheys Lane before being struck by a blue Vauxhall Corsa and then stabbed,

Officers are continuing to appeal for information.

Det Sgt Wes Knights said: "This is now our ninth arrest and we will continue to progress this investigation and carry on with our inquiries.

"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."

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