A ten year old boy has beentaken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition after a stabbing incident in Bolton which police are describing as an isolated incident.
An eighteen year old man is in custody following the incident which occurred around lunchtime on Bridgeman Street in Bolton.
Detective Superintendent Joanne Rawlinson said: “No child should ever be the victim of such a distressing incident and my thoughts are with this young boy and his family as he receives medical treatment in hospital. We are pleased to hear the news that the boy is doing well and that he may be discharged later today. We hope that he makes a full and quick recovery.
“I appreciate that such news is likely to cause upset and shock within the local community, as well as the wider public, but I can assure you that we are doing absolutely everything we can to piece together the circumstances of this incident. In a recent development, specially trained officers have made an arrest of an 18-year-old man who will be questioned by detectives in the coming hours.
“We do believe this to be an isolated incident and at the moment there are several officers in the area conducting enquiries. If members of the local community have any concerns or issues, we would urge them to speak with these officers who are there to help and provide support to anyone who may need it.”