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Police arrest a teenager after he stabbed a boy on a bus in Manchester

Police arrest at 16-year-old teenage boy after a teenager was stabbed on a bus in Manchester.

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Shortly after 4pm on Tuesday 15 October 2019 three men boarded a number 142 Magic Bus on Wilmslow Road, Manchester and stabbed a 17 year-old boy who was aboard the bus alone at the back of the top deck.

The boy was taken to hospital with two stab wounds to his thighs and is receiving treatment at hospital.

The three men disembarked the bus after the attack and fled on foot along Wilmslow Road in the direction of Claremont Road.

The three men are described as Asian, between 15 and 20 years of age. One was wearing a grey camouflage jacket carrying a black rucksack. Another was wearing a balaclava, black bubble-type jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms.

No further descriptions are available.

Officers have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody for questioning.

The incident is being treated as isolated and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider public.

Detective Inspector Mark Astbury of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “This was a terrifying incident – not only for the victim but for those who witnessed it on the bus.

“Thankfully the injuries sustained were not life threatening but it has left the boy understandably shaken.

“While we have made one arrest, we continue to appeal for information.

“This occurred at a busy time of day one of the city’s main roads. We are confident that a number of people will have seen this occur or captured footage on their dashcams.

“If you were on the bus at the time or have any footage or information that can assist us, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Police can be contacted on 0161 856 4409 quoting incident number 2050 of 15/10/19.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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