Bolton triple stabbing: suspect charged as two victims fight for life in hospital after three men injured

The victims have suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries in the shocking attack, police have said.
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A man has been charged following a triple stabbing in Greater Manchester which has left two men fighting for their lives in hospital.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called to Cramond Walk in Bolton at around 4am on Saturday (7 January) and found three men with serious injuries to their stomachs.

Two of the victims have life-threatening injuries, police have said, while the other suffered life-changing injury. All three are still receiving treatment in hospital where they are in a serious condition.

Rylan Cullen, 21, has been charged with three counts of section 18 assault and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, police said on Monday (9 January).

Cullen, of Falcon Drive in Little Hulton, was due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Enquiries are continuing to establish exactly what happened, but police have said they believe this to be an isolated incident.

Superintendent Mark Kenny from GMP said: “This was a serious assault, but I would like to reassure residents that we have taken swift action to identify and arrest the suspect. This action means there is no wider threat to the community, and the investigation is being progressed as a priority for Greater Manchester Police. Our investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone who has information, witnessed the incident or might have useful dashcam or CCTV footage is being asked to contact Bolton CID on 0161 656 5757, quoting log number 512 of the date 07/01/23. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.