A teenager has been stabbed multiple times in Manchester city centre.
At around 4:24pm, police were called to Church Street in Manchester to reports of a stabbing.
Emergency services attended and a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds, he is in a stable condition.
A cordon is in place on Church Street as investigation work continues and so far no arrests have been made.
Detective Inspector Jen Tattersall, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said:
“This is an awful incident, which has left a teenage boy in hospital and my thoughts are with him as he receives treatment.
“I understand that this incident and a large police presence in the city centre is likely to cause concern among members of the public. However, I would like to reassure those worried that we believe this to be an isolated incident.
“This happened in a busy part of town and at a busy time of the day and as such, there are bound to have been witnesses. If you saw anything or have any mobile phone footage of the incident, then please get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4409, quoting incident number 1938 28/12/2019. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.