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Oldham town centre stabbing

Police and forensic teams have sealed off part of Oldham town centre Photo: Mel Barham ITV Granada Reports

Two men are in hospital with stab wounds following a disturbance in Oldham town centre in the early hours of this morning.

Police say at about 2.35am on Saturday, 6 July 2013, officers on patrol were informed that a man had been stabbed on Yorkshire Street, Oldham town centre.

Officers attended and found a 29-year-old man with a serious stab injury to his neck. He was taken to Royal Oldham Hospital where he is currently in a stable condition.

A 40-year-old man was located nearby with a serious hand injury and was taken to hospital for treatment. He was also arrested on suspicion of assault.

Officers have now investigating and are examining the scene of the incident on Yorkshire Street.

Chief Inspector Haydn Roberts, based at Oldham, said:

“We have two men in hospital with quite serious stab injuries, but thankfully both men look like they will make a recovery.

“Once that happens we will be speaking to them to establish exactly what’s happened here.

We have arrested one man on suspicion of assault, but the investigation does not stop there.

At this stage we don’t know for sure whether this was a fight or an assault so we want to hear from witnesses.

“We have spoken to a number of people who were in and around Yorkshire Street in the early hours, but, if you were there and we haven’t yet spoken to you please call.

“Your information could be vital and help us build up a complete picture of what happened.”