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Officers in Salford have authorised a Section 60 Order after they were called to reports of a stabbing on Whittle Street in Worsley at 11:30pm last night (10/03/2023).
A swift response saw a weapon recovered and a male and female taken to hospital with injuries that were consistent with knife wounds. Thankfuly their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
An investigation is underway and a 15-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of wounding.
A section 60 Order will be in place until 12:16am tonight to give officers extra powers to stop and search individuals.
The order, which will be reviewed throughout the day, covers the area surrounding Whittle Street, Worsley and also the areas within Manchester Road, Moss Lane, Brackley Street and Ashton Field Drive.
Extra officers will be on patrol in the area over the next few days.
Inspector Rod Ashton of GMP's Salford District said: “We have authorised stop-and-search powers in the area in response to a number of incidents over recent weeks.
"The kind of incident that happened last night won't be tolerated and GMP will take robust action to ensure that our communities feel safe and that the offender is brought to justice.
"I would urge members of the public who saw anything suspicious or witnessed the incident to come forward and report information to us immediately."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5187 quoting log number 3850 of 10/03/2023. You can also make a report via the LiveChat function on GMP's website: www.gmp.police.uk
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We all have a part to play in fighting, preventing and reducing knife crime. If you know or suspect someone is carrying a knife, please report it immediately - before it is too late. You can contact GMP via gmp.police.uk or 101.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers also have a dedicated website which enables 11 – 17 year olds to pass on information anonymously – this can be accessed through Fearless.org
In an emergency, always dial 999.