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Two teenagers arrested after stabbing Two men in Manchester City Centre

Two teenagers have been arrested after two men were stabbed in Manchester City Centre.

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Bootle Street/Deansgate JNC: Image Google Maps

At around 1.50 am on Wednesday 8 January 2020, police were called to reports of a stabbing at the junction of Deansgate and Bootle Street in the City Centre.

The victims who are thought to be students were taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Mark Astbury, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “I know incidents of this kind cause concern within communities so I would like to use this opportunity to reassure members of the public that officers attended quickly and two suspects were arrested a short time later.

“I hope this swift action from our officers demonstrates our absolute commitment to making Manchester city centre a safe place.

“Although we have two suspects in custody, our investigation is ongoing so we ask anyone with information to contact us”.

Anyone with information should contact police via 0161 856 4409 quoting 232 08/01/20.

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

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