A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempt murder after a woman was stabbed in the leg while out with her five year old son in Withington on Saturday.

The 24 year old victim was taken to hospital with stab wounds to her leg where she remains in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector John Robb, from GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “This was a vicious attack in which a woman was stabbed in front of her young son. Our thoughts are with her and her family as she recovers from this shocking ordeal.


“I would like to reassure the public that this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are not currently looking for anyone else in relation to this attempted murder.


“Our officers have worked strenuously over the weekend to gather evidence, and their determination to ensure the safety of our community has resulted in this arrest.

“Although we have arrested a man, enquiries remain ongoing as we establish the full circumstances behind this attack. If you have any information that can assist officers with their enquiries please get in touch with police.”


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