Droylsden man drove himself to Tameside Hospital after being stabbed multiple times
Wednesday 31st January 2018 14:58 Droylsden News Tameside Posted by Tom Greggan

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Droylsden last night… then drove himself to hospital!

The 47-year-old man was at a house on Avonlea Road when a fight ensued. He thought he was being punched by another man, so ran to his car and fled the area.

Only when the victim was in the car did he realise he had been stabbed multiple times and was bleeding heavily. He then drove himself to Tameside Hospital, arriving at around 8.15pm and presented himself in A&E. He remains in a stable condition.

A crime scene is still in place on Avonlea Road and the victim’s car, a black Audi Q3, has been seized for evidence.

This morning, a 46-year-old man handed himself in at a police station and was arrested on suspicion of a section 18 assault. He remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Alicia Smith of GMP’s Tameside Borough, said: “We believe this is an isolated incident however, our investigation of course continues and there may be people who have seen what has happened or have information about it that we haven’t yet spoken to.

“The incident happened around 8pm and we know that there were two vehicles in the area at that time, I would urge the driver of those vehicles to ring us as they could be vital witnesses.”

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to come forward and contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1653 of 30/01/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.