An 18-year-old man and two teenagers aged 16 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody for questioning after a 16 year old was stabbed yesterday evening.

The boy was found with stab wounds to his side,and was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a serious condition.

The stabbing followed reports of people fighting on Old Farm Crescent,police were sent to the scene but by the time they arrived, the crowd had broken up.

Enquiries into the full circumstances around this incident are ongoing.

Detective Constable Phil Scargill of GMP’s Tameside borough, said: “We know that a number of men and teenagers were involved in the fight yesterday evening, and we are working to establish how the young man came to be assaulted.

“Although we have three people in custody, we still need to hear from people who may have seen the disturbance last night, or have information that could help our enquiries.

“You can talk to our local team on 0161 856 9256 or make a report anonymously through the independent charity, that detail could be the piece of information we need.”


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