13-year-old stabbed by four men in Asda car park

The boy was attended to and taken to a Manchester hospital with serious injuries

13-year-old stabbed by four men in Asda carpark

A teenage boy is in hospital after being stabbed by four men in Manchester.  

Police were called to an Asda supermarket car park on Stanley Grove, Longsight, shortly after 7pm on Saturday evening.

The victim, a 13-year-old boy, was attended to and taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains in a stable condition.  

Four men, all armed with large bladed weapons, were seen to approach the boy before attacking him and fleeing towards Stanley Grove.

All four men are described as wearing dark tracksuits with hoods.

Police say one wore a black gilet over an adidas tracksuit with a Gucci bag across his body. He was wearing a black face covering with a black and white patterned bandana on his head.

No arrests have currently been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Daniel Hadfield of Greater Manchester Police said: “This incident was nothing short of shocking. A 13-year-old boy has suffered some very serious injuries at the hands of four men, and we’re doing everything we can to trace those responsible.

“I understand incidents like this cause concern within the community but I want to stress that we have a team of detectives carrying out several lines of enquiry, including area searches and CCTV analysis. A cordon remains in place today while enquiries are carried out at the scene.

“Our thoughts are very much with the boy and his family as he recovers in hospital and I want to appeal directly to the public as this happened in quite a public space. Did you witness this attack or see anyone acting suspiciously nearby around the time of the attack? If so, please get in touch as soon as possible as even the smallest piece of information could prove vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4409 or 101, quoting incident number 2457 of 30/01/2021, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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