Police arrest one over stabbing which leaves man fighting for life

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 07 May 2019

A 31-year old man remains fighting for his life in hospital after being the victim of a stabbing in Blackley on Sunday morning.

It was shortly after 11:40am (Sunday 5th May) when police received a report that a man had been stabbed on Southdown Crescent.

The 31-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector John Robb, of Greater Manchester Police’s City of Manchester Division, said: “We now have a man in custody following this shocking attack, but our enquiries do not stop here.

“We’re requesting that anyone who witnessed what happened, or anyone with information that can assist us, to get in touch with us immediately.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146 - quoting incident number 935 of 05/05/19 - or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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