GMP secure swift arrest of three men following serious incident in Fallowfield
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Last night (Thursday 12 January), at around 10:30pm, Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of a disturbance at Platt Lane, Fallowfield. Officers attended and a 19-year-old man had serious injuries consistent with a bladed article being used.
Officers who were first on the scene administered first aid and applied a tourniquet to the victim to stem the bleeding. Armed Response Officers attended shortly after to further assist with the victim’s injuries. He was then taken to hospital by NWAS for treatment.
The suspects were seen to make off in a vehicle but following a successful coordination of GMP Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) officers and Tactical Vehicle Interceptor Unit (TVIU) a short pursuit led the suspects to abandon the vehicle before they made off on foot. Thanks to further support by National Police Air Service (NPAS) and dog handlers, all three males were arrested on suspicion of assault within an hour of the incident occurring.
Three men aged 22, 22 and 33 remain in police custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Mcnabb of GMP’s City Centre division said: “This was excellent case of teamwork across the force, from response officers in the initial administration of life saving first aid, to the comprehensive investigation by CID at the scene which was further enhanced and supported by specialist operations and Force Contact Centre staff leading to a swift arrest of three dangerous men.
“I’d like to reassure members of the community that this was an isolated incident, and there is no wider threat to the community. GMP will not tolerate this behaviour and I hope last night’s actions demonstrate that we will use all resources available to catch the suspects and make sure our streets are safe.”