Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing on busy road

Police responding to the stabbing on Slade Lane
Police responding to the stabbing on Slade Lane -Credit:ASP

Police have made a further arrest in an investigation into a stabbing on a busy road in Longsight.

The attack happened on Slade Lane at around 6.15pm last Friday (May 17). The victim - a man aged in his 20s - was stabbed in the chest, Greater Manchester Police said.

He was rushed to hospital from the scene in a critical condition. He remains in hospital, but is now 'stable'.

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Last night (Sunday), a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing. He remains in custody to be quizzed by detectives.

Another man - aged in his 50s - who was also released on suspicion of attempted murder has been released on police bail. The probe into the incident is continuing with any witnesses, or anyone with CCTV, dash cam or doorbell footage, urged to come forward.

Police patrols continue to be stepped up in the area. Detective Inspector John Robb, from GMP's City of Manchester division said: "We have continued with our enquiries over the weekend which has led us to arresting another individual in relation to this incident.

A cordon was put in place on Slade Lane
A cordon was put in place on Slade Lane -Credit:ASP

"Additional officers will remain in the area, and I would encourage members of the public to speak to them if you have any concerns or information that could assist us with our investigation. I would like to thank he community for their help and patience so far.

"We aim to always deliver outstanding public service and build public trust and confidence across Greater Manchester, and we hope the work we have done so far underlines those aims."

Information can be reported by calling police on 101 quoting log 2992 of 17/05/2024. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at

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