A 13-year-old boy was rushed to hospital on Saturday night after being attacked by four men carrying large knives outside a supermarket.
The teenager was stabbed multiple times outside an Asda in the Longsight area of Manchester at around 7pm on Saturday.
Officers from Greater Manchester Police were called to the incident amid reports of the men attacking the youth with “large bladed weapons”.
Shortly after the attack the attackers fled and police are now appealing for help in tracking them down.
#APPEAL | A teenage boy is in hospital after he was stabbed multiple times in the Asda car park in #Longsight - did you witness anything? If so, please get in touch with officers as soon as possible on 0161 856 4409 or 101 quoting incident number 2457 of 30/01/2021. pic.twitter.com/BZTkjnQIVG
— Greater Manchester Police (@gmpolice) January 31, 2021
The victim was said to have sustained “serious injuries” in the incident but is now in stable condition in hospital.
No arrests have currently been made and police say enquiries are still ongoing into the attack.
Greater Manchester Police’s Detective Inspector Daniel Hadfield explained: "This incident was nothing short of shocking.
“A 13-year-old boy has suffered some very serious injuries at the hands of four men, and we're doing everything we can to trace those responsible.
“A cordon remains in place today whilst enquiries are carried out at the scene.
"Dedicated patrols are also positioned throughout the local area.
"Our thoughts are very much with the boy and his family as he recovers in hospital and I want to appeal directly to the public as this happened in quite a public space.
“Did you witness this attack or see anyone acting suspiciously nearby around the time of the attack?
“If so, please get in touch as soon as possible as even the smallest piece of information could prove vital to our investigation."
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