Investigation underway following stabbing incident in Arndale
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Police were called around 7.20pm on Friday 28 January 2022 to a report of a stabbing inside a shop within the Arndale Centre, Market Street, Manchester.
Emergency services attended and enquiries established there had been a disturbance between two groups of teenagers and a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed.
He was taken to hospital but thankfully his injuries are neither life-changing nor threatening.
A couple of other teenagers also received minor injuries and were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.
The offending group left the scene prior to police arrival.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Inspector Glen Rees of GMP's City of Manchester division said: "I fully understand and sympathise with the worry and concern that incidents such as this can cause for the wider public, especially in such a busy area on a Friday evening.
"I would like to stress that we are treating this as an isolated incident and we do not believe there to be any ongoing wider threat to the general public.
"Thankfully the young man who was stabbed has not suffered any life changing injuries but violence such as this will not be tolerated and a full investigation is currently underway to establish the full circumstances and identify those involved.
"Our enquiries are ongoing but I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the assault or has any information to come forward and assist us with our investigation. This was a busy part of the city centre so I am confident there will be people out there who can help us identify those responsible."
Anyone with information -or video footage - should contact police via our LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk or 101 quoting incident 2488 of 28/01/21. Alternatively, details can be passed via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.