Police investigation into stabbings in Stockport continues

Greater Manchester Police warns enforcement action is being taken in response to breaches of Covid-19 restrictions and will be further increased if necessary

At 4.35pm on Tuesday 1 September 2020, police were called to reports of a stabbing in woodland off The Fairway, Offerton.

Officers attended.  

A 17-year-old boy and two men, aged 21 and 22, were detained and taken to hospital, where they remain. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Chief Inspector Helen Smith, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: “This incident has left three people in hospital – thankfully, their injuries are not believed to be life threatening and they are all expected to make full recoveries. One person is in police custody. Meanwhile, enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We know and understand that this incident has caused concern but I would like to use this opportunity to reassure members of the public that we believe: that this was an isolated incident; that we have identified all of those involved and that there is no risk to the community. I would also like to stress that this is not in any way linked to the nearby school.

“Whilst enquiries are ongoing, officers are developing a clear understanding of what happened last night but, as always, I would appeal to anyone with information which may assist us to contact police. You can do so via phone, online or via the extra officers who are patrolling the area. If you would prefer to share information anonymously, please contact Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9629 quoting 1969 of 01/09/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.   

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