GMP Officers have authorised a Section 60 Order after a stabbing in Salford
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At around 7:10pm on Saturday 4 March 2023, officers were called to a concern for welfare on Basten Drive, Salford.
Emergency services attended the scene, and a 15-year-old male was taken to hospital with serious stab injuries.
It is believed that the incident occurred outside the McDonalds restaurant in Higher Broughton, Salford.
Officers remain at the scene to conduct further enquiries and to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.
A Section 60 Order has been authorised in the local area which allows officers in a prescribed area to stop and search individuals.
Superintendent Mark Kenny, GMP said: “I have authorised a Section 60 within the local area to ensure enhanced stop and search powers are in force to provide extra reassurance to the local community and to prevent further offences.
“We will also be increasing our patrols across Higher Broughton area this evening to provide reassurance to the local community.
“I would urge members of the public that saw anything suspicious around 7pm this evening outside McDonalds on Bury New Road or witnessed the incident, to please come forward and report this information to us immediately.
“Your information no matter how small it may seem could be a huge help in our investigations going forward and will help us secure justice for the victim of this attack.
"We are also appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact us on 101 or 0161 856 5207 quoting Log 2936 of 04/03/2023 or on our website using our reporting tool www.gmp.police.uk
“If you have any concerns about crime within your area, we urge that you speak to our officers who will be patrolling around the local area or talk to GMP online via our Live Chat to discuss your concerns.
"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."