Two teenagers were taken to hospital and another has been arrested by police following a stabbing incident in Salford.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said they were called to reports of a stabbing on Whittle Street in Worsley at around 11.30pm on Friday (10 March).
A 15-year-old boy and a girl the same age were taken to hospital with injuries police said were consistent with knife wounds. Another boy who is also 15 has been arrested on suspicion of wounding.
Police said knife crime in Greater Manchester will not be tolerated and urged anyone with information about what happened to come forward.
What have police said about the incident in Worsley?
GMP said officers responded quickly to the reports of a stabbing and were able to seize a weapon at the scene. The police also said the two teenagers taken to hospital were not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.
An investigation is under way and police put a Section 60 order in place on a number of streets in Worsley giving officers greater powers to stop and search people. The force said this was done in response to a number of incidents in recent weeks and not just the one on Friday night.
GMP said extra police officers would also be deployed in the area around the incident over the next few days.
Inspector Rod Ashton of GMP’s Salford District said: “The kind of incident that happened last night won’t be tolerated and GMP will take robust action to ensure that our communities feel safe and that the offender is brought to justice.
“I would urge members of the public who saw anything suspicious or witnessed the incident to come forward and report information to us immediately.”
Anyone with information about the incident on Whittle Street should contact police on 0161 856 5187, quoting log number 3850 of the date 10/03/2023. You can also make a report via the LiveChat function on the GMP website or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
GMP also urged residents to get in touch if they know or suspect someone is carrying a knife and reminded people that Crimestoppers has a dedicated youth service, Fearless, enabling 11-to-17-year-olds to anonymously pass on information about criminal activity affecting or involving young people, including knife crime and county lines drug operations.