A 16-year-old boy who died after being stabbed in Greater Manchester has been named as Andrew Holland.
The teenager, one of two boys stabbed outside Ashy's takeaway restaurant in Plodder Lane, Farnworth, at about 2250 BST on Friday, was stabbed in the neck.
The other boy, who is also 16 but has not been named, is in a serious condition in Rochdale Infirmary.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and assault and remains in custody for questioning.
Andrew, of Trentham Gardens, Farnworth, was found collapsed and bleeding outside the takeaway.
Both boys were taken to Royal Bolton Hospital where Andrew later died.
A post-mortem examination revealed he suffered a single stab wound to the neck which also punctured his chest.
It is thought that one of the boys involved in the row was a customer at the takeaway.
However, police do not believe that anyone involved in the attack was an employee.
Officers have launched a murder investigation and are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Andrew's uncle Mark said: "We are completely and utterly devastated. What has happened has come as a complete shock."
Andrew was a fan of Bolton Wanderers and wanted to join the Army, he said.
"We can't believe how supportive people have been, kids leaving messages on the internet and flowers at the scene.
"It's really touching to know he had so many friends," he added.
Detective Superintendent Ian Foster said: "We believe there was a group, somewhere between three and five local youths, aged between 16 and 17, and an individual who was visiting the takeaway.
"There was some sort of verbal altercation which escalated into some physical assault.
"We are still trying to find out exactly what's gone on. We've got a number of potential witnesses we're interviewing."
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the attack to contact them.
A MAN will appear in court today charged with the murder of teenager Andrew Holland.
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The other boy, who has not been named, remains in a serious condition in hospital.
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A friend of a teenager who was murdered outside a takeaway told yesterday how he tried to help the 16-year-old moments after he was stabbed in the neck.
Andrew Holland, who had hoped to pursue a career in the army, died after he became involved in a fight in Farnworth, Greater Manchester, along with a friend, named locally as Curtis McAtee, who suffered serious knife injuries.
Wesley Greenhalgh, 15, who was at school with Andrew, said he saw the boys seconds after the attack late on Friday night. "I ran up to him and he was on the floor. He was gasping for breath, but he couldn't breathe," he said.
"I kept saying to him: 'Are you alright Andy?' but he didn't answer. He was really pale and white."
Detective Superintendent Ian Foster said: "We believe there was a group, somewhere between three and five local youths, aged between 16 and 17, and an individual who was visiting the takeaway. There was some sort of verbal altercation which escalated into some physical assault."
Mahmud Makxoudin, 21, of Madams Wood Road, Little Hulton, Manchester, was last night charged with murder and assault. He will appear at Bolton magistrates court this morning, police said.
Andrew lived with his mother Joan, 44, and brother Aaron at a terrace home in Farnworth. His uncle, Mark, said in a statement: "We're completely devastated ... Andy was a bit of a cheeky monkey, but he was a good kid at heart."
Iranian Mahmud Maksoudian, 21, appeared before Bolton magistrates yesterday accused of stabbing to death Andrew Holland, 16, after a row outside a takeaway in Farnworth, Greater Manchester, on Friday night.