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Police arrest a man after a violent attack on a man in Longsight

A man has been arrested after a man was violently attacked in the Longsight area of Manchester.

At around 8.30pm on Friday 29 May 2020, police were called to a report that a man had been taken to hospital after suffering stab wounds to his neck, hand and chest.

An investigation into the assault was launched and officers  from GMP’s Critical Wanted Unit were tasked to locate the suspect.

A 36-year-old man was arrested in Bury on Tuesday 2 June 2020 on suspicion of attempted murder.

He remains in custody for questioning after officers recovered a revolver, ammunition and a large quantity of class A drugs following the arrest.

Detective Inspector Joseph Harrop of GMP’s Serious Crime Division said: “This was a vicious attack which left a man seriously injured in hospital and our thoughts are with him and his family as he recovers from this ordeal.

“There was a significant police presence in the area of Battersby Street in Bury on Tuesday night whilst officers carried out enquiries but this cordon has now been lifted and I would like to reassure residents that officers are doing all they can to keep the community safe.

“Thanks to the strenuous work of our officers a dangerous firearm has been taken off the streets of Greater Manchester and I hope this will reassure residents in Bury that we are fully committed to making their area a safer place by disrupting organised crime.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 3152 of 29/05/2020 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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