/ Man charged in connection with stabbing of taxi driver

A man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of a taxi driver in Moss Side.

Christopher Smethurst (06/03/1986) of no fixed abode has been charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has also been charged with a further offence of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence in relation to a separate incident that took place in Crewe on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

He appeared before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court yesterday, Thursday 23 November 2017, where he was remanded to appear at Manchester Crown Square on 21 December 2017.

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