31/07/2009

Appeal After Manchester Teen Stabbed

Police in Manchester have appealed for information after a teenager was stabbed in the stomach in an unprovoked attack.

Shortly after 9pm last night, the 18-year-old victim was cutting through Crowcroft Park, Stockport Road, with two friends on his way home from the shop.

Five men approached the friends, an argument broke out and the 18-year-old was stabbed by one of the men.

The attackers ran off towards the exit from the park at the junction of East Road and Northmoor Road.

The attackers are described as Asian men in their early to mid 20s.

The victim was taken to hospital and underwent emergency surgery for a stab wound to the stomach. He remains there in a serious but stable condition.

Detective Constable Tony Smith, based at Longsight CID, said: "This was a terrifying and unprovoked attack on a teenager, who was simply taking a short cut with his mates.

"It was still daylight and it is possible there were people around. I urge anyone who saw anything to come forward, no matter how insignificant it seems, to make sure the person responsible is caught."

(PR/BMcc)

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