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18th Aug 2018

Teenagers arrested after three men stabbed in Manchester city centre overnight

James Dawson

The attacks occurred in Piccadilly Gardens in the early hours of the morning

Three teenagers have been arrested after a group of men were stabbed in Manchester city centre.

Shortly after 1.20am police were called to Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of the city after three men were stabbed.

The men were taken to the hospital after being given first aid by members of the public.

One of the men, aged 30 remains in a serious but stable condition, the second, 51, is in a stable condition and the third, 36,  was treated for less serious injuries and has now been released from hospital.

Three boys, two aged 15 and one aged 17, were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, possession of a weapon and section 18 assaults, police say.

A weapon was recovered by officers and a crime scene is in effect in the area.

Detective Inspector Patrick Goodrich of GMP’s city of Manchester team said: “My thoughts are with the injured men, particularly the man who is in a more serious condition in hospital.

“This knife attack happened when people were out enjoying the city, doing what they should be, having a great time.

“It is devastating that knives are being brought onto our streets and putting lives in danger, now three men who should have been enjoying themselves have ended up in hospital.

“This is a busy area, with lots of people around, I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

“We have three teenage boys arrested but our investigation is not over.”

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4153, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.