A 19-year-old has been arrested after a man was stabbed in the leg on church grounds after what police called a “disagreement” with his attacker. The teenager was held by police early Thursday morning near the scene in Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.
As reported in the Manchester Evening News Emergency services were called to St Mary’s Church in Eccles at around 7:15pm on Tuesday June 14. Revealing details of the arrest, police confirmed that a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the leg “following a disagreement with the offender.”
He has not been named, but was taken to hospital for treatment. The police confirmed that, fortunately, his injuries were not life-threatening. GMP said investigations were continuing and the full circumstances were still “unclear”.
The teen, who also has not been identified, was arrested for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily injury and possession of a sharp object in a public place. It is understood that he remained in custody for questioning on Thursday afternoon.
In a Facebook post, Sergeant Paul Mottram said police patrols in the area would be intensified. He said: “On Tuesday June 14, at 7:15pm, a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the leg following a disagreement with the offender.
“The circumstances are still unclear as to why this occurred. The victim was taken to hospital where he is recovering from his injuries. Fortunately they were not life-threatening.”
“At around 9am this morning, a 19-year-old male was arrested, near the scene, for wounding with intent to cause serious bodily injury and possession of a bladed item in a public place. The investigation is ongoing. and will update you with any developments.
“My team and I will be downtown for the next several days to reassure the public and respond to any concerns they may have.” No further details have been revealed.
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