A man is fighting for his life and four people have been arrested after he was chased and stabbed in Stretford in the early hours of this morning.

Two men got out of a taxi opposite the Gorse Hill pub on Chester Road and a short time later they were confronted by four males who chased them on foot towards Talbot Road.

A 27-year-old man received a serious stab wound to his back near to the bus stop.

Emergency services attended he was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Two men, aged 21 and 20, and two 17-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in custody for questioning.

Scenes are in place outside the pub and the bus stop where the man was attacked on Chester Road. Enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Dave Jones, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “We currently have four people in custody who will be questioned by officers throughout the day but I’d like to take this opportunity to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

“The man is currently in a life threatening condition and receiving treatment in hospital and we’re doing all we can to support his family.

“I appreciate this happened in the early hours of the morning when the area will have been quite quiet but Chester Road is a main route in and out of the city centre. I would therefore urge any motorists who used this route around the time of the attack and has a dash-cam fitted to their vehicle to please get in touch.

“There will be extra officers in the area throughout the coming days as we progress with our enquiries and we will provide updates as soon as we can.”


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