A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing in Middleton last Friday.

A 50-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to his right arm, and a stab wound to his stomach at a property on Searness Road around 11.20.The man was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries. A 22-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman who were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder have been released without charge.

Chief Inspector Richard Hunt, of GMP’s Rochdale Borough, said: “My thoughts are with the man who was seriously injured in this attack, and I wish him a speedy recovery.

“We have increased patrols in the area, but I would like to reassure the community that we are treating this as an isolated incident, and I would urge anyone with worries or concerns to speak to our officers on the ground.

“I would ask anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, to please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8441 or 101 quoting incident number 2338 of 21/09/2018.

Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. officers will be more than happy to assist with any issues or queries you may have in any way they can.


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