Man arrested after reports of Stalybridge stabbing

A MAN has been arrested after another was left in a serious condition in hospital in an alleged stabbing.

The 25-year-old is thought to have been attacked during a struggle on Sunday, June 21 on Mottram Road.

Cordons were spotted in the town centre and Greater Manchester Police officers were on patrol close to Andrews House on Stamford Street.

And the force has confirmed the attack and the condition of the victim, while also revealing the arrest.

A statement says: “Police were called at around 6.40pm on Sunday 21 June 2020 to reports of 25-year-old man being stabbed on Mottram Road in Stalybridge.

“Initial enquiries have established the attack occurred during a brief struggle between the victim and a man trying to rob from him.

“No items were stolen by the offender as he made off.

“The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains there in a stable condition.
“A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5921 quoting incident number 2414 of 21/06/2020.

“Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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