Manchester Victoria Attack: Latest

2 January 2019, 10:05 | Updated: 2 January 2019, 10:06

Metrolink stop knife attack Victoria station

A man arrested over the knife attack at Manchester Victoria Station on New Years Eve has been detained under the Mental Health Act after being assessed by specialist medical staff.

Police have called the attack that left three people hurt "frenzied".

A couple aged in their 50s suffered multiple stab wounds, which are serious but not life-threatening, in the "random" attack.

A British Transport Police officer was also injured as officers on patrol bravely and immediately confronted the attacker with Tasers and pepper spray.

The 25 year old suspect's being held on suspicion of attempted murder, police are continuing to search his home in Cheetham Hill.

Greater Manchester Police say the counter-terrorism investigation remains ongoing. There is nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack, but confirming this remains a main priority for the investigation.