Boy stabbed in broad daylight attack

24 September 2018, 06:08

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A teenager has been left in hospital after he was stabbed on a minibus in Longsight.

Shortly after 4.50pm on Friday 21 September 2018, police were called to reports that a boy had been stabbed outside a premises on Beresford Road.

The 17-year-old had been sat on minibus waiting to be driven to work as three men approached the parked vehicle.

The men proceeded to force through a window before stabbing the victim several times.

The offenders then fled along Beresford Road in the direction of Dickenson Road.

Emergency services attended and the teenager was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains for treatment.

An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Carol Hobson, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This was a shocking incident that happened in broad daylight and left a teenager in hospital. Our thoughts remain with him and his family as he receives treatment for his injuries.

“We have launched a full investigation and are currently following several lines of enquiry to establish the full circumstances surrounding this attack and find those responsible.

“I would like to assure people that we have increased police patrols across Longsight and these officers will be more than happy to assist with any issues or queries you may have in any way they can.

“I would urge anyone that was in the area at the time of the attack that saw anything suspicious, or anyone with any information to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 64382 or 101 quoting incident number 1313 of 21/09/2018.

Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.