Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 19-year-old stabbed in Levenshulme

240123 Stockport Road, Levenshulme stabbing
Scene of the stabbing on Sunday night Credit: MEN Media

A man and woman have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed in south Manchester.

The pair were arrested on Monday 23 January in the evening following the stabbing which has left the 19-year-old man in a critical condition.

The incident happened on Stockport Road in Levenshulme on Sunday 22 January around 11.30pm.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a woman, who is also 20, on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in police custody for questioning.

Stop and search powers remain on Alma Road/Highfield Road, Nelstrop Road North, Errwood Road and Crossley Road/Cringle Road. Credit: MEN Media

Extra stop and search powers have been granted in the area until midday on Tuesday 24 January 2023.

These temporary additional powers will allow officers to stop and search people in the areas shown in the map below.

Roads included within this Section 60 perimeter are Alma Road/Highfield Road, Nelstrop Road North, Errwood Road and Crossley Road/Cringle Road.

Area covered by enhanced stop and search powers Credit: GMP

Superintendent Helen Critchley of GMP’s City of Manchester South district said: "We understand the use of a Section 60 can cause concern to local residents; however, we use these powers only when proportionate and necessary.

"By enforcing the Section 60 in the area, we will work to minimise any violent behaviour and prevent any further serious incidents going forward as our main priority is to keep the public safe.

"We have also increased the number of officers on patrol to help provide reassurance as we continue to tackle and reduce knife crime incidents in Greater Manchester.

"Our officers can be spoken to regarding any concerns or information you may have about any crimes or issues in your community, as it is important to report it before it’s too late."

Anyone who may have any information in connection with the incident is urged to contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 1995 direct or 101 quoting log 3385 of 22/01/2023. Alternatively, contact the independent charity - Crimestoppers - anonymously on 0800 555 111.