Man arrested after incident in Piccadilly Gardens this afternoon
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A man in his 20s has been arrested by police after a woman suffered cuts to her arm in Piccadilly Gardens earlier this afternoon.
Officers were called shortly before 4.55pm today (Monday 19 April) to a report of a woman injured in the City Centre.
A 40-year-old woman was found on police arrival with an injury to her forearm which is believed to have been caused by a glass bottle. She has been taken to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
A man in his 20s was detained and taken to custody on suspicion of possession of a bladed article. He is to be questioned by police this evening.
Enquiries are on-going but officers at this stage believe the victim is known to the offender and there is no wider threat to the public.
Inspector Stephen Griffin, of GMP's City of Manchester Central division, said: "I'd like to reassure people that this is believed to have been an isolated incident and that there is no wider threat to the public.
"As ever, our officers are committed to ensuring the safety of the public enjoying our city centre, and I hope they feel reassured that we were able to respond to this incident quickly and detain a man who has been taken to custody.
"An investigation has begun and anyone with information should contact police online or via 101 quoting incident 2097 of 19/04/2021. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111."