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A 17 year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Police are investigating after a man was hospitalised after being stabbed following a fight involving youths in Kersal.

The incident is said to have happened on Grindon Avenue in Kersal around 6:45pm on Friday.

Police arrived on scene to find a 58 year old man suffering from injuries consistent with a stabbing. A 17 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been detained in custody for further questioning.

The victims condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

In a statement a spokesperson for GM said, 



"Police were called at around 6.45pm on Friday 5 July 2019 to Grindon Avenue in Kersal to reports that a man had been stabbed.

"It was further reported that a fight involving youths had been ongoing shortly before the call was made.

"A 58-year-old man has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

"Enquiries are ongoing and a 17-year-old boy remains in custody for questioning on suspicion of assault."


Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1319 quoting reference number 1919 of 05/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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