Three arrested after a man was stabbed
AMAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Middleton.
The victim - a 50-yearold man - was found with knife wounds to his right arm and stomach after emergency services were called to Searness Road at around 11.20pm on Friday (September 21).
He was taken to hospital in a serious condition, Greater Manchester Police said.
Officers have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.
He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
A 22-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder were later released without charge.
Chief Insp Richard Hunt, of GMP’s Rochdale Borough, said: “My thoughts are with the man who was seriously injured in this attack, and I wish him a speedy recovery.
“We have increased patrols in the area, but I would like to reassure the community that we are treating this as an isolated incident, and I would urge anyone with worries or concerns to speak to our officers on the ground.
“I would ask anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, to please get in touch with police.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8441 - or 101 - quoting incident number 2338 of September 21.
Reports can also be made via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
From left are: Mike Lane, Willmott Dixon Operations Director; Steve Rumbelow, Chief Executive of Rochdale Borough Council; John Searle, Director of Economy at Rochdale Borough Council and Council leader Allen Brett