TWO TEENAGERS have been stabbed outside Manchester College on Chorlton Street this morning.
Police officers were call to scene around 11:10 when two teenagers, aged 17 and 18 years old were reportedly stabbed.
The 17-year-old had a stab wound to the chest whilst the 18-year-old had a stab wound to the back. Both were reported to be male and have now been rushed to hospital.
The incident took place at the Shena Simon Campus and the college have confirmed that it was two students.
The incident took place here
Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “We currently have two people with serious injuries in hospital so it is imperative that anyone with information comes forward and helps us with our investigation.
“We have recovered a knife from the scene, which will be forensically examined but we still need people to contact us with any information that they have.
“I’d like to reassure the community that we have a number of highly skilled officers working on this investigation and will continue to carry out extensive enquiries.”
Not every day someone gets stabbed at your old college ?
LIVE: Stabbing outside Manchester College in city centre https://t.co/ZCDtBF8oMe
— Julian Chadwick (@Chaddy94) November 24, 2016
All lessons at the college have been cancelled for the day after the incident. Police officers have also found a knife on the scene that a forensics team are now investigating.
Some of the students and witnesses have now taken to Twitter to document the stabbing, expressing their shock over the terrible news.
Sooo there's been a stabbing at my college and we've all been evacuated, Manchester for u
— el (@elliewolfenden) November 24, 2016
The Manchester College student support are also at hand for any students who need help following the stabbing.
If anyone has information on this, they should contact the police immediately.
By James Tichborne