Thu. Oct 28th, 2021

GMP refers itself to police watchdog following the death of 16-year-old boy

GMP has referred itself to a police watchdog after the death of a 16-year-old boy.

Rhamero West died from stab injuries on September 9 after being found in Old Trafford.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has since appeared in court charged with his murder.

Now GMP has voluntarily referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The IOPC said: “We have received a referral from Greater Manchester Police due to the fact officers had contact with a 16-year-old boy prior to his death.

“The referral is currently being assessed to determine what further action may be required from us.”

A GMP spokesperson said: “In line with normal procedure, this incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”

Officers were called to Norton Street just before 6pm on Thursday, September 9 to a report of a stabbing.

Emergency services attended and found 16-year-old Rhamero West, from south Manchester, with a number of stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died a short while later.

Rhamero was the nephew of former Manchester City and England star, Shaun Wright Phillips.

Source: (Manchester Evening News)

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