A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the neck, on a tram in Greater Manchester.
It happened just before 7am on Saturday, October 8, when a man, 36, was travelling to Ashton as the tram passed through Beswick.
There was an altercation before the victim's neck was slashed with a knife. The offender fled the scene, alighting at the Velopark stop
The victim was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening.
The offender is described as black, aged between 35 and 45-years-old, of stocky build, and around 5ft 4in tall with a shaven head.
He was with a woman, who is described as white, with long, dark hair in a ponytail.
She was wearing a short black skirt, a black top and black wedge heels.
This was a vicious and unprovoked attack, which has left this man with very serious cuts to his face and neck.
It is only good fortune that prevented this man from suffering potentially life-threatening injuries, because if this knife had cut an artery I would dread to think what the result could have been.
We know there were a number of people on the tram at the time, and we need them to come forward and tell us what they saw.
- Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 1146 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A man has fallen under a tram at Prestwich causing severe disruptions to Metrolink services between Queens Road and Bury.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said:
We were called to Prestwich Metrolink station at 4pm to reports that a man in his 40s had fallen under a tram. A man has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life threatening.
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Two metrolink links are closed this morning after a derailment at St Werburgh's Road.
The incident happened sometime last night and means that the Manchester Airport and East Didsbury lines will be suspended until further notice.
More updates when we have them.
The very first tram on the brand new Manchester Airport Metrolink landed this morning.
Trams from the airport will run as far as Cornbrook in South Manchester, the new line means that the airport is now accessible by tram, train and bus.
The line opened a year ahead of the planned schedule.
The Metrolink line to Manchester Airport will take its first passengers today a year ahead of schedule.
Trams from the airport will run as far as Cornbrook in South Manchester.
Wayne Poole, Passenger Services Director, Manchester Airport Group says residents and travellers will both benefit.