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At approximately 9.35pm on Friday 10 February 2023, officers were called to Manchester Road East in Little Hulton, Salford to reports of a stabbing.
Colleagues from NWAS were also on scene. A man was found with a stab wound to his neck and sustained heavy blood loss.
Witnesses reported there were two offenders, on electric bikes, who were both wearing balaclavas. They had verbally engaged with the victim moments before the attack.
They then made their way up Manchester Road, towards Four Lane Ends.
Police have increased their patrols in the area to provide community reassurance and have authorised a Section 60 stop and search order, which is used to prevent serious violence, find weapons or apprehend those suspected of carrying weapons.
This means pedestrians and vehicles can be stopped and searched for weapons. The S60 was implemented at 9.40am this morning, Saturday 11 February 2023, and will run for 24 hours until tomorrow morning, Sunday 12 February 2023.
The areas incorporated within the S60 stop and search order are shown on the pictured map.
Area covered by the S60 Stop and Search
DI Charlotte Poole from Salford CID said: “This was a spontaneous attack, in which a young man has received a stab wound to the neck. Thankfully, it’s not life-threatening, or life-changing, but it has still left the young man in hospital, recovering from surgery he’s had to have for a very serious injury.
“We have initiated the S60 and we would like to reassure members of the local community that this seems to be an isolated attack. We will have more officers around Little Hulton today and they will be happy to speak to anyone who may have more information on this incident, that may be able to help us locate these two men.
“We are also appealing to anyone who may have any CCTV, dashcam and doorbell footage available from the time of the incident, to come forward.
“You can contact us on 0161 856 0949, via 101 or anonymously through the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111 quoting log number 003513-10022023.”