Shop staff rush to aid of daylight stabbing victim
STAFF at a bakers shop wrapped tea towels around a stab victim’s wounds after he was knifed in a daylight attack.
The man, in his mid 30s, went into Smith’s bakers in Castleton after being stabbed in the leg on Wednesday afternoon.
Workers at the 90-yearold bakery sat the victim down and dressed his injuries with tea towels until the police and paramedics arrived.
Stephen Thomas, owner of the 90-year-old business, was called to the Manchester Road shop after the stabbing.
He said: “Whatever the reasons, whatever the circumstances of the incident the girls did what any good citizen would do.
“They were knights in shining armour.
“We are just a small business doing what we can.
“But the staff do go the extra mile for us, both for the business and in social situations.
“It’s what’s needed in this day and age.”
Police are investigating the attack, which took place just before 2pm.
A GMP spokeswoman said: “Police were called to reports of a man who walked into a shop on Manchester Road, Castleton, with stab wounds to his leg.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to the scene at 1.53pm and took a man in his mid 30s to hospital with ‘major trauma’ injuries.
●●Staff at Smith’s bakers in Castleton wrapped tea towels around a stab victim’s leg