Police were called on Sunday 7 November at around 12:40am to Ashley Road in Hale, to reports that a man had been stabbed.

Officers attended, and found a 22-year-old man had suffered a stab wounds to his stomach and legs. He was taken to hospital for treatment. 

Officers have now released images of two males seen sat in Hale Railway station before the incident, described as white, aged between 15-17, one had curly hair, and they were approximately 5ft eight – 5ft 10 in height, of medium and skinny build, both wearing dark tracksuits.

A girl was also seen with them, aged 15-17 years old, wearing a light tracksuit with a dark jacket, with mid length hair.

Detective Constable Housley from GMP’s Trafford Disctrict, said: “This was a vicious, unprovoked attack on a young man, and it’s lucky that no-one was more seriously hurt.

“This kind of violent behaviour will not be tolerated, and we will continue to follow all lines of enquiry to ensure those responsible face the consequences of their actions.

“If you or anyone you know has any information about these three may be, please contact GMP via LiveChat on our website www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 147 of 07/11/21. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.