Jakub Szymanski has been hailed as a ‘hero’ for stepping in to save his mother Katarzyna Bastek – Greater Manchester Police investigators have arrested a 44-year-old man
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A 15-year-old boy killed in a “feral” double stab was believed to be trying to protect his mother.
Jakub Szymanski has been hailed as a ‘hero’ for stepping in to save his mother Katarzyna Bastek, who is believed to be in her 40s.
Homicide investigators are investigating the horrific incident in which the teenager’s mother was seriously injured in Miles Platting, Manchester, on Thursday night.
She remains in hospital in stable condition, mourning the loss of her son. The Manchester Evening News reports.
A 44-year-old man from Manchester, who is believed to be known to the victims, was arrested in Kent last night on suspicion of murder.
Jakub was described as a “protector” who “fought for his family”.
Officers continued to investigate the scene Saturday morning, with fingertip searches being conducted.
Forensic teams have also been seen collecting evidence.
Neighbors spoke of their shock after the incident, which happened around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.
It is understood that Jakub was trying to help his mother when he was stabbed.
He was taken to hospital with “serious” stab wounds, GMP said. Unfortunately, he died about an hour later.
A person close to Jakub, who asked not to be named, said: “There’s no chance this boy isn’t a hero. Everyone here knew him for being kind and respectful.
“He was quiet, but he was a protector. He fought for his family. He was an amazing person, he was a hero and he should be remembered as one.”
Jakub is said to have been one of four brothers.
The murder investigation is being led by GMP’s Major Incident Team, with a police cordon remaining in place as of Saturday morning. A bouquet of flowers laid in honor of Jakub could be seen.
Following the man’s arrest on Friday night, Detective Chief Inspector Alicia Smith of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “Last night’s attack has unsettled a community and a family as they come to terms with an absolutely devastating incident for all involved.
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“A teenager with his whole life ahead of him has tragically lost his life and his mother is not only grieving for her son but is recovering from what will no doubt have been very traumatic.
“Our thoughts remain with the family and we are absolutely determined to find out exactly what happened last night.
“Detectives have been working around the clock since this incident was first reported to us and we have now made an arrest which is a huge step forward in giving the family the answers they need.
“Our investigation is ongoing and we’d still like to hear from anyone with information or anyone who may have seen anything. Report it online or via LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hero-15-year-old-boy-27206351 The 15-year-old hero was killed by a brutal double stab while trying to save his mother