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Dylan Keelan stabbed to death in Tameside, four arrested

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Feb 14, 2022

Tributes are being paid to a 20-year-old who was stabbed to death in Tameside on Friday night. 

Dylan Keelan died after being attacked on Cheetham Hill Road in Dukinfield at about 9.30pm. 

Four teenage boys, two aged 16 and two aged 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder

Dylan’s cousin, Zo Wardle, said Dylan was an absolutely amazing lad, he was polite and well mannered, caring, and funny. He had his whole life ahead of him


He was attacked in a shop after a party.

She said: “He was a really nice lad, well known in the area.”

Heartbroken friends have been paying tribute to Dylan on Facebook.


Keira Brown posted: “RIP Dylan Keelan.

She said: “He was a really nice lad, well known in the area.”

Heartbroken friends have been paying tribute to Dylan on Facebook.

Keira Brown posted: “RIP Dylan Keelan

On Saturday morning a police scene remained in place on Cheetham Hill Road and nearby residents spoke of their shock
One residents said: “I kept seeing cars coming up and down this road, some were even reversing and then I got a call from my son saying there’s been a stabbing.

“It’s quite shocking. Especially in this area where most of the people who live here are elderly.”

A resident who lives just off Cheetham Hill road, said: “It’s a shocker. You just don’t expect it on your door step.


“What are they carrying knives for?”

Another woman who lives just off Cheetham Hill Road said: “The police were here all night from about 9.30pm.

Dylan is the third young man to be stabbed to death in Greater Manchester in recent weeks.

Stretford murder


Kennie Carter, 16, died after being stabbed in Stretford on January 22, while the body of 17-year-old Alan Szelugowski was found in Clowes Park in Salford on January 30. 

Salford murder

The body of the 17-year-old victim, who had suffered a single stab wound, was found at 7.30am on Sunday in Clowes Park, Broughton Park, by a man walking his dog. 

A 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his murder. He has since been bailed pending further inquiries.

He had suffered a single stab wound.

Now friends and neighbours have launched an appeal for Alan’s family.

In a GoFundMe appeal, the organiser says: “I am the neighbour of [Alan’s] family and have been for 10 years. Alan was such a polite respectful young lad, unfortunately on Sunday morning his body was found in a local park – he was murdered due to knife crime.” 


She adds: “His family are really distraught by this news and unfortunately the parents do not speak English as they are from Poland. The only person being able to translate is his 15 year old brother who is drastically grieving as he has lost his best friend and brother

“We are trying our best to help do what we can in this is awful situation and we are hoping you can help us to, even if it is a little, we are all really devastated about the new

Police are appealing for witnesses to Dylan’s murder.

Det Supt Ian Crewe, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones – specialist officers are liaising with them and caring for them.

“We have four suspects in custody but our investigation is very much ongoing and I would appeal to anyone with information or dash cam footage from the main or surrounding roads at around 9.30pm last night to contact us.

We have deployed extra officers to the area to support the investigation team and the community and I want members of the public to know that they can approach and talk to them.

“The force is working with partner agencies to fight, prevent and reduce knife crime so I’ll also use this opportunity to encourage anyone who knows or suspects someone is carrying a weapon to report it before it’s too late.”

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