Two young teenagers arrested after an incident at Harpurhey Shopping Centre

Two teenagers have been arrested after an incident in Harpurhey Shopping Centre Manchester.

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Harpurhey Shopping Centre: Credit Google 

At around 2.35pm earlier today (Wednesday 23 October 2019), police were called to the Harpurhey Shopping Centre to reports of a stabbing.

Emergency services attended and two teenagers were taken to hospital with minor injuries. An 18-year-old had a laceration to the hand, while a 17-year-old had a minor arm injury.

Early enquiries carried out by detectives suggest that the incident took place outside McDonalds within the shopping centre.

Both teenage boys aged 16 and 14 was arrested at the scene by officers on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in custody for questioning.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

Detective Inspector Mark Davis, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “I understand that this incident may cause concern within the local community, but I would like to stress that we are not linking this to terrorism and are treating it as an isolated incident.

“At this time we know that two teenagers are receiving treatment for minor injuries and we are thankful that we are not looking at something more serious. We will be sure to update you as we have more information.

“If you have any information – no matter how unimportant it may seem – please get in touch by calling 0161 856 1146 and quoting incident number 1702 of 23/10/19”

Reports can also be made by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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