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Two boys arrested after teenager stabbed

The boy was attacked as he walked with friends

Two boys have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed by a masked gang in Manchester.

The gang approached the 16 year old as he walked with friends in the Cheetham area on Friday afternoon.

They stabbed him several times before running off.

The boy is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Nobody else was injured during the incident.

Two boys, both aged 16, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.

"Our investigation remains very much on-going and we are still appealing for anybody with information to come forward."

– Detective Inspector Rob Howarth

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Boy, 16, stabbed by masked gang

The scene of the attack in Oakfield Street, Manchester. Credit: ITV News.

Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Cheetham.

It happened at around 3:20pm yesterday. The boy was walking with friends on Oakfield Street when he was approached by a group wearing balaclavas.

The group attacked the boy and stabbed him a number of times before fleeing the scene.

The boy was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Nobody else was injured during the incident.

Map shows Oakfield Street in Cheetham. Credit: Google Maps.

“This was a horrific attack on a 16-year-old boy in the middle of a residential street.

“We have a team of detectives working on the investigation to identify and arrest those responsible and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to contact police”

– Detective Inspector Rob Howarth, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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