A man has been arrested following an attempted murder in Manchester.

Detectives investigating the murder of a 17-year-old boy in South Manchester have made a further arrest.

At around 1.30pm on Saturday 29 August 2020, police were called to reports of a stabbing on Rudheath Avenue in Withington.

Enquiries have established that a 24-year old woman was walking with her five-year-old son when she was approached by a man – who was wielding a knife.

The man proceeded to stab the victim before making off on foot onto Bromborough Avenue and then continuing in the direction of Whitchurch Road.

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital with stab wounds to her leg where she remains in a stable condition.

The child was assessed by paramedics at the scene and had no visible injuries.

A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempt murder. 

Detective Inspector John Robb, from GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “This was a vicious attack in which a woman was stabbed in front of her young son. Our thoughts are with her and her family as she recovers from this shocking ordeal.

“I would like to reassure the public that this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are not currently looking for anyone else in relation to this attempted murder.

“Our officers have worked strenuously over the weekend to gather evidence, and their determination to ensure the safety of our community has resulted in this arrest.

“Although we have arrested a man, enquiries remain ongoing as we establish the full circumstances behind this attack. If you have any information that can assist officers with their enquiries please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 0161 856 1420, quoting incident number 1611 of 29/08/2020.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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