Manchester: Two people stabbed

Manchester stabbing: Two people stabbed in Piccadilly Gardens

Two people have been stabbed in Manchester city centre.

Officers were called to reports of an assault near Morrisons supermarket in Piccadilly Gardens at 12:10 GMT.

One man has been taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening, and another is being treated at the scene for minor injuries, a police spokesperson said.

The force added it was thought to be a “targeted attack” and there was no threat to the wider community.

No arrests have yet been made.

A number of road closures are in place and members of the public have been asked to avoid the area.

North West Ambulance Service was alerted at 12:08 and sent 10 vehicles and crew to the scene.

Cllr Jon-Connor Lyons thanked Greater Manchester Police and other emergency personnel for their “rapid response”.

Source: bbc.co.ukImage via Greater Manchester Police

Image via Greater Manchester Police

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