A man is in hospital with stab wounds after fight on Oldham Road in Newton Heath on Wednesday lunchtime that began following a collision between two cars.

A red Audi went into the rear of a blue Peugeot and a short time after the collision, a man from the red Audi had got out of the car and pointed a gun at a man in the blue Peugeot, who subsequently fled and got into a member of the public’s van for safety.

As the member of the public drove their van along The Gateway, away from Oldham Road, it was then rammed by a white Volkswagen Golf.

The occupants of the Golf dragged the man from the Peugeot from the passenger side of the van before repeatedly stabbing him to the legs and fleeing in the Golf.

The injured man was taken to Central Park Police Station on Northampton Road where he received treatment by both officers and paramedics before being taken to hospital. He remains in a stable condition.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Walker of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This is an absolutely terrifying sequence of events, which must have been extremely frightening for other motorists and people who were in the area at the time, especially for the member of the public who took the man to the police station.

“I want to make it clear that any reports of gun crime will be taken very seriously and those who parade these deadly weapons will be actively sought after and made to answer for their crimes.

“At the time this incident happened, there were a lot of people in the area, some of which have thankfully already been in contact with us, but we still need others who witnessed it get in touch to help us build a clearer picture.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 988 of 16/08/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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