Oldham Leisure Centre staff member praised for 'quick action' in stabbing incident

Date published: 18 November 2019

Oldham Community Leisure Centre Chief Executive has praised a member of staff for helping an injured person - who was stabbed near the building.

Four people were injured after a fight, between teenagers, close to the leisure centre last Thursday. 

The staff member has been praised for acting quickly and giving the injured person emergency first aid, inside the building. 

OCL Chief Executive Stuart Lockwood said: “We are proud of our staff for dealing with this incident and would like to thank all our team for their professional care and bravery in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the injured person.

He added: “We wish the injured people a speedy recovery.”

The Oldham Leisure Centre has issues a statement saying: 

"Around 4.30pm on Thursday, an OCL staff member from Oldham Leisure Centre discovered a member of the public in difficulty outside the leisure centre.

"It is understood from police reports that the incident followed a dispute between a group of youths elsewhere in the town centre at locations around the King Street area.

"The experienced OCL team member assessed the injured person’s situation. Having seen the extent of the person’s injuries, the staff member acted quickly in helping the injured person inside Oldham Leisure Centre for first-aid treatment.

"The injured person was then treated by OCL staff until the police and paramedics arrived."


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