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31 October 2017, 07:31 | Updated: 31 October 2017, 07:33
A teenage boy is in hospital after being stabbed repeatedly by a gang in Greater Manchester.
At around 8.30pm, Monday 30 October 2017, police received a report that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed multiple times in the back.
It happened at the traffic lights on Ashton Old Road near to the Morrison’s supermarket.
Witnesses reported a group of men got out of a van waving what appeared to be sticks or bars before fleeing the scene.
The teenager has been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition and a cordon is currently in place as officers gather evidence.
Detective Inspector Rob Howarth of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “As with any incident like this, it’s imperative that we move quickly to ensure we collect as much evidence as possible but we also need people who witnessed the events this evening to get in touch.
“The young victim is in the best place possible to receive the treatment that he needs and our focus is doing whatever we can to find out why this happened and catch those responsible.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2136 of 30/10/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.