A teenager has been left in hospital after he was stabbed on a minibus in Longsight.
Police have released details of the incident which happened on Friday afternoon outside a premises on Beresford Road.
The 17-year-old had been sat on minibus waiting to be driven to work as three men approached the parked vehicle.
The men proceeded to force through a window before stabbing the victim several times.
The offenders then fled along Beresford Road in the direction of Dickenson Road.
Emergency services attended and the teenager was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains for treatment.
An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Carol Hobson, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This was a shocking incident that happened in broad daylight and left a teenager in hospital. Our thoughts remain with him and his family as he receives treatment for his injuries.
“We have launched a full investigation and are currently following several lines of enquiry to establish the full circumstances surrounding this attack and find those responsible.
“I would like to assure people that we have increased police patrols across Longsight and these officers will be more than happy to assist with any issues or queries you may have in any way they can.
“I would urge anyone that was in the area at the time of the attack that saw anything suspicious, or anyone with any information to please get in touch as soon as possible.”