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Police appeal for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Manchester

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Longsight in Manchester.

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Shortly before 3.40pm on Saturday 19 October 2019, police were called to reports that a man had been stabbed on North Grove by the junction with East Gove in Longsight.

Emergency services attended and a 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries.

The offender fled the scene prior to police arrival but has been described as an African man in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a dark grey hooded top with dark coloured pants.

Officers searched the area but so far no arrests have been made enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Daniel Hadfield, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “A man remains in hospital this evening receiving emergency treatment for serious injuries to his leg and we’re doing all we can to find the man responsible.

“This attack happened at a busy time of day and we believe a number of people may have witnessed the incident.

“I would urge any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 01618564409 or 101 quoting incident number 2059 of 19/10/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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