Man questioned over cabbie stabbing

19 November 2018, 05:29 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 05:40

Greater Manchester Police

A man has been arrested after a taxi driver was stabbed in Bramhall.

Just after midnight in the early hours of Sunday 18 November 2018, a taxi driver was waiting to pick up a fare on Linney
Road when he was approached by a man who demanded money.

Immediately after demanding money, the man lunched at the taxi driver with a knife and stabbed him in the abdomen.

The offender then fled the scene as the taxi driver crawled to safety at a nearby property. He was taken to hospital where he remains in
a stable condition.

A few hours later, officers attended an address in Davenport and arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of robbery.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Downey, of GMP's Stockport Borough, said: "This was a seemingly random attack on a man as he was simply
trying to do his job.

"Thankfully he managed to crawl to safety and is now receiving treatment in hospital but this could have been much worse."