Boy, 15, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after teenager stabbed in Salford

Boy, 15, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after teenager stabbed in Salford

Police have made an arrest after a boy was stabbed in Salford.

Shortly after 8.50am today, Tuesday 26 September 2017, police received a report that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed on Chorley Road in Swinton.

He was taken to hospital where he is being treated for multiple stab wounds and is in a stable condition.

At about 9am this morning, police received a report that two boys tried to gain entry to a school on Sefton Road in Pendlebury.

Officers attended and discovered that there was also a boy carrying a knife.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Detectives are investigating and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Chief Inspector Glenn Jones of GMP’s Salford Borough said: “Sadly a teenager has been stabbed today, and it is only fortunate that his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

“I know that this news will cause concern to people living in the area, particularly people with children at the school, and I want to assure you that we are working with the school and have launched a full investigation.

“If you witnessed the stabbing, or have any information that might help our investigation, I urge you to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 463 26/09/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.