Boy, 16, stabbed with machete in south Manchester

Manchester Road in Chorlton
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A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being stabbed in south Manchester. The teenager was attacked with a machete in Manchester Road, Chorlton, shortly after 7.45pm on Thursday (June 20).

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene and found the boy with a large cut to his back. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

He remains in hospital but police say his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing. No arrests have been made.

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Police have now issued an appeal for information about the stabbing.

Inspector Shauna Hayden, of Greater Manchester Police's City of Manchester South Division, said: “Our investigation is underway and we are pursuing multiple lines of enquiry. We believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the public.

“Extra patrol officers both on foot and in cars have been deployed around the local area. Please do not be alarmed by this – our officers are there to speak to you if you have any concerns and they will be happy to provide reassurance and listen to any of your queries.

“As of yet we have not arrested anyone in relation to this incident, so we are appealing for the public’s help in identifying any witnesses who can help us locate possible offenders.

“If anyone has CCTV, dash cam or Ring doorbell footage at the time of this incident then please contact police on 0161 856 6051 quoting the log number 3347 of 20/06/2024. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”