Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after mum stabbed in front of her child

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a "vicious and unprovoked attack" on a young woman out walking with her five-year-old child in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police were called at 1.30pm on Saturday following reports of a stabbing on Rudheath Avenue in Withington, south Manchester.

Officers said the 24-year-old was walking with her son when a man approached her with a knife.

The man proceeded to stab the woman before making off on foot onto Bromborough Avenue then continuing in the direction of Whitchurch Road, police said.

The woman was taken to hospital with stab wounds. She remains in a stable condition.Her son was assessed at the scene by emergency services but had no visible injuries.

A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Detective Inspector John Robb, from GMP's City of Manchester district, said:

Our officers have worked strenuously over the weekend to gather evidence, and their determination to ensure the safety of our community has resulted in this arrest. Although we have arrested a man, enquiries remain ongoing as we establish the full circumstances behind this attack. If you have any information that can assist officers with their enquiries please get in touch with police.

Detective Inspector John Robb

"I would like to stress to the community that this violent behaviour will not be tolerated and residents shall see an increased police presence in the area whilst officers continue their investigations."

"Please do not hesitate to speak to our officers if you have any concerns or queries."

Can you help?

  • Anyone with any information should contact police on 0161 856 1420, quoting incident number 1611 of 29/08/2020.

  • Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.