A 10-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in Bolton.
Police said an 18-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of assault following the incident on Saturday afternoon.
The child is said to be in a stable condition and is expected to be discharged from hospital in the coming hours.
Detectives said it was an “isolated incident with no wider threat to the public”.
Emergency services were called to Bridgeman Street at around 1.20pm to reports of a stabbing.
The teenage man was later arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault as officers searched the area.
Detective Superintendent Joanne Rawlinson, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “No child should ever be the victim of such a distressing incident and my thoughts are with this young boy and his family as he receives medical treatment in hospital.
“We are pleased to hear the news that the boy is doing well and that he may be discharged later today. We hope that he makes a full and quick recovery.
“I appreciate that such news is likely to cause upset and shock within the local community, as well as the wider public, but I can assure you that we are doing absolutely everything we can to piece together the circumstances of this incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1475 of 11/07/20, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.