Police arrest third suspect following death of a teenager in Heywood

    Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the death of a 17-year-old boy in Heywood.

    An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this afternoon. 

    The 17-year-old, identified as Callum Riley, was found with serious injuries on Atholl Drive and died a short time later.

    Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “On behalf of GMP, I send condolences to Callum’s family. A specially trained officer has been deployed to liaise with them and ensure they are fully updated on our investigation.

    “Since this morning, we’ve made progress in establishing the full circumstances surrounding this incident and have made a third arrest. However, our enquiries are very much ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for information.

    “We are continually assessing the impact this incident has had on local communities but I reiterate that we do not believe there is any risk to the public. Officers from the Rochdale district will be providing a visible presence in the coming days for reassurance.”

    Anyone with information should contact GMP via Public Portal (mipp.police.uk) or 0161 856 3400 quoting 723 17/09/22. Information can also be shared via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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