GRT MANCHESTER) JUST IN: GM Appeal Police Report: Officers called to Arndale Centre on Saturday around 16:00 hrs to reports of the stabbing: A 16yr-boy who was taken to hospital with ‘ multiple stab wounds ‘ and remains stable in hospital as an investigation is underway #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.29: The police response outside Manchester Arndale was sparked by the stabbing of a teenage boy, police have confirmed: Officers were called to Church Street to reports of a stabbing at around 4.24pm: Emergency services attended and a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with ‘multiple stab wounds’……..He remains in a stable condition: A cordon is in place on Church Street as investigation work continues: No arrests have been made.

Detective Inspector Jen Tattersall, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This is an awful incident, which has left a teenage boy in hospital and my thoughts are with him as he receives treatment.

Police incident outside the Arndale Centre in Manchester city centre (Image: Danny Angle)

“I understand that this incident and a large police presence in the city centre is likely to cause concern among members of the public. However, I would like to reassure those worried that we believe this to be an isolated incident: “This happened in a busy part of town and at a busy time of the day and as such, there are bound to have been witnesses.

“If you saw anything or have any mobile phone footage of the incident, then please get in touch as soon as possible.”

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.21pm: “We attended with two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance.

“One patient has been taken to hospital.”

The GMP statement read: “A teenager has been stabbed in Manchester city centre: “At around 16:24pm, police were called to Church Street to reports of a stabbing…………….”Emergency services attended and a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds. He remains there in a stable condition…………..”A cordon is in place on Church Street as investigation work continues.

“No arrests have been made.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4409, quoting incident number 1938 28/12/2019. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk reports ………….Published: Dec.29: 2019:

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