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Teenager stabbed to death in Greenock named by police

Christopher Knox
Image caption Police said the community had been left "shattered" by the teenager's death

A 17-year-old stabbed to death during a disturbance in Greenock on Friday has been named by police.

Christopher Knox was rushed to Inverclyde Royal Infirmary suffering from knife wounds after a fight in Kylemore Lane in the town, but died a short time later.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and said they were making good progress with their inquiries.

They have urged any residents with information to come forward.

Police said the disturbance, which happened at about 2250 BST close to the site of the former Ravenscraig Primary School, attracted a lot of attention from local people.

Det Chf Insp Ricky Mason, from Strathclyde Police, said: "The investigation into Christopher's death is making good progress, and we have had an excellent response from the public over the weekend.

"This is a tight-nit community and everyone here is shattered by the death of this young man, and are fully co-operating with police to help find the person responsible.

"We understand that residents may be feeling frightened and vulnerable at this time, and I would like to reassure them that we are doing everything to find out who was responsible."

Police patrols in the area have been stepped up and a mobile police office has also been set up at Burns Road.

MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde Duncan McNeil said: "This is another tragedy for Greenock and my heart goes out to the family of this young lad.

"The whole community is in shock."

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