A teenager has been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition after being stabbed in Openshaw yesterday evening.

Reports say that 17-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times in the back.

The stabbing took place around 8.30pm at the traffic lights on Ashton Old Road near to the Morrison’s supermarket.

Witnesses reported a group of men got out of a van waving what appeared to be sticks or bars before fleeing the scene.

Detective Inspector Rob Howarth of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “As with any incident like this, it’s imperative that we move quickly to ensure we collect as much evidence as possible but we also need people who witnessed the events this evening to get in touch.

“The young victim is in the best place possible to receive the treatment that he needs and our focus is doing whatever we can to find out why this happened and catch those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2136 of 30/10/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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