Three ar­rested after a man was stabbed

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE - ALEXAN­DRA RUCKI

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

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