Man held over House of Fraser stabbing

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A department store employee was recovering in hospital today after he was repeatedly stabbed by a work colleague.

The 40-year-old male victim received wounds to his back, neck and chest during the attack in Manchester's House of Fraser store yesterday.

He underwent surgery overnight and is said to be in a stable condition.

Police were called to the incident in the store's menswear section at around 3.30pm when the flagship branch in Deansgate was full of shoppers.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the stabbing.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault - causing grievous bodily harm with intent - remains in police custody for questioning.

"Inquiries are continuing."

Witnesses to the incident should call Grey Mare Lane CID on 0161 856 3540 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111