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80-year-old man stabbed at a Mosque in Whalley Range

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed at a Mosque in Whalley Range.

Shortly before 1.50pm on Friday 17 August 2018 police were called to reports of a stabbing at a Mosque on Clarendon Road.

Officers attended and found an 80-year-old man with stab wounds who has been taken to hospital for treatment of his serious injuries.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault and is in police custody.

Enquiries into the full circumstances around this incident are ongoing.

Chief Inspector Faz Zaman of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “People will understandably be concerned that an elderly man has been stabbed in a place of worship, but we believe there is an isolated incident.

“Officers will remain in the area for the next few hours speaking to local residents and carrying out enquiries.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation and I’d encourage anyone who was around Clarendon Road this afternoon, or with any information that could help our enquiries, to get in touch.

“You can speak to our local officers on 0161 856 6151 or make an anonymous report through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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