Mum of stabbed teen reveals how thug killed her son and walked off texting – as Government unveil Asbo war on knife crime


THE mum of a teen stabbed to death has revealed how her son’s killer walked off texting after the horrific attack.

Kyron Webb was just 15-years-old when he was knifed in the heart in Moston, Manchester, dying in hospital three days later.

Kyron Webb was just 15-years-old when he was fatally knifed in 2017
Kyron Webb was just 15-years-old when he was fatally knifed in 2017
Rachel Webb said her son had gone into shock after being stabbed
Rachel Webb said her son had gone into shock after being stabbed
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The grieving mother’s story comes as the government today announced it would be unveiling new “knife prevention orders” to stop the rise in teen murders.

The ‘absos’ will give police the powers to slap huge restrictions on Brits as young as twelve if they suspect them of carrying a blade – or having been previously convicted of a knife offence.

But mum Rachel said she was devastated the new laws were too late to save her son, who had been involved in an “inconsequential” argument in the moments before his death in October 2017.

Despite his final moments, the tearful mother said: “The young man that stabbed him was texting on his mobile phone at the time.

“The accomplice was being a bit aggressive, so he was being a bit aggressive in body language but there wasn’t any physical contact at all.

“The young boy, while he’s texting, he looks up from his phone, you just see his right hand raised in the air.

“He stabs Kyron into the chest, pulls it away, turns back to his phone, starts texting again, turns around and walks away.”

She said her son then went into shock, with the 15-year-old boy stumbling and leaning onto a wall.

But his attackers then returned, stabbing him for a second time.

It wasn’t until a local resident found the teen in the street that he was rushed to hospital, where he tragically died three days later.

He stabs Kyron into the chest, pulls it away, turns back to his phone, starts texting again, turns around and walks away


Rachel WebbMum of stab victim Kyron

Michael Idehen, pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for life, with a minimum term of 15 years over the 2017 attack.

A 17-year-old boy from Moston, who cannot be named, was jailed at Manchester Crown Court for five years after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Rachel’s devastating story comes after the Home Secretary said he hoped the new measures would stop people from carrying knives on the streets in the first place.

It will give officers the ability to place curfews and geographical restrictions on individuals as well as limiting their smartphone use to prevent the ‘rapid escalation’ of gang wars.

Shock official figures last week revealed violent crime recorded by police soared by nearly 20 per cent in the past year.


Knife attacks leapt by 8 per cent to almost 43,000 in the 12 months to September 2018 – equivalent to 117 each day.

A police boss yesterday called for increased use of stop-and-search powers to create a “hostile environment” for criminals to try and halt the spread of knife crime. Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter, Thames Valley Police’s head of major crime, warned violent attacks in Oxford were up by nearly a fifth.

He said: “More murders are sadly being committed with a knife in stabbings so I think how we can try and redress that situation and ensure less people are carrying knives. Clearly policing has a role to play.”

Michael Idehen was jailed on his 18th birthday for murdering Kyron
Michael Idehen was jailed on his 18th birthday for murdering Kyron
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Two people were jailed over the attack on Kyron
Two people were jailed over the attack on Kyron
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