/ Appeal after two teenagers assaulted in Cheetham Hill

Appeal launched after two teenagers were stabbed and assaulted in Cheetham Hill.

At around 10pm on Thursday 16 November 2017, police were called to reports of an assault on Spender Avenue.

A 16-year-old and his 17-year-old friend were on the street chatting when they were approached by a group of men who had their faces covered.

These men were carrying knives, a baseball bat and bricks, which they used to assault the two teenagers.

The 16-year-old teenager was stabbed several times on his shoulders, abdomen and legs.

The 17-year-old teenager was assaulted with the brick and hit several times by the baseball bat.

The group then made off towards Heywood Street.

Both teenagers were taken to hospital for treatment where they remain in a serious condition.

Detective Inspector Rob Howarth of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “This was a vicious and sustained attack on two teenagers who were simply stood on a street corner.

“Clearly this is a serious incident and our priority is to identify and arrest the people responsible, to get them off the street as soon as we can.

“To do this, we need the help and support of the local community, which is why I’m appealing directly to anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could help with our investigation to come forward.

“We have increased patrols in Cheetham Hill, and would encourage anyone with concerns or questions to speak to our local neighbourhood policing team. “

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2244 of 16/11/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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