At around 6.10am yesterday morning (Saturday 16 October) police were called to a report of a stabbing on Princess Road, at the junction with Claremont Road in Manchester.

The victim, a man in his 30s attended hospital where he was met by officers. Initial enquiries have established that the offender was unknown to the victim.

Detective Inspector Daniel Hadfield, of GMPs City of Manchester CID, said: “This appears to have been a random attack and enquiries are ongoing to locate the offender. The CCTV images are not the best quality but the suspect is quite distinctive in that he had a badminton/squash racket on his back.

“If anyone has seen this male either around the time of the incident yesterday morning, or in the hours leading up to it, please get in touch as you may be able to help us with our investigation.”

The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed this incident or could have dash cam footage, is asked to contact 0161 856 4409 quoting log 760 of the 16 October, 2021.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.