Man's throat slashed in subway assault

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Detectives are appealing for information after a man's throat was slashed.

Emergency crews were called to a Manchester subway last night following reports that a man had been assaulted.

Police and paramedics discovered discovered the victim covered in a blood in the underpass off Cavendish Street in Tameside shortly before 8pm.

The 23-year-old victim was rushed to hospital where Greater Manchester Police today described his condition as stable.

Two men, aged 23 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder a short time after the attack.

Both remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Claire Platt of Ashton CID said: "The victim suffered an extremely nasty injury that could very well have killed him.

"We have responded quickly and been able to make two arrests, but I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen what happened."

Anyone with information is asked to call Ashton CID on 0161 856 9254.