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Police treating Gorton stabbing as attempted murder
Tuesday 10th July 2018 @ 16:13 by Tom Greggan
Gorton & Openshaw News Tameside

Detectives investigating last night’s stabbing in Gorton are treating it as attempted murder.

At around 6.45pm yesterday (July 9th), an 18-year-old man was found on Haworth Road (pictured top) with multiple stab wounds to his stomach.

Officers attended and, from initial enquiries, they believe the stabbing happened in the area around Tesco on Hyde Road.

A crime scene was set up and large sections of the area cordoned off. Officers have been working through the night to establish a motive for the attack.

Detective Inspector Dave Sinclair, from GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This young man remains in a stable but critical condition and we are doing everything we can to understand who attacked him and why.

“Forensic officers have been at the scene while detectives have been recovering CCTV and speaking to witnesses.

“We need to find the person responsible for this vicious attack, which has ultimately left a man fighting for his life.

“I’d urge anyone who might have seen something, even if it was before or after the incident, to please contact us.

“I’d also ask people to check their CCTV and cars for any dashcam footage, which could prove vital in identifying the attacker.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 1146 quoting crime reference 1969 of 09/07/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.