Police officers at the scene (Credit: David King)
A 17 year old boy is recovering after being stabbed in Ordsall.
The teenager was reportedly stabbed on Gloucester Street yesterday afternoon and was taken to hospital where he received treatment.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police, said: “Shortly before 2:45pm on Tuesday 2 April 2019, police were called to Tatton Street in Ordsall to reports that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed.
“Officers attended and the boy was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”
A police officer at the scene explained that the ‘young lad’ had been stabbed on Gloucester Street and found on nearby Tatton street.
Police later confirmed that the victim’s injuries are not life threatening and that enquiries are ongoing to locate the offender.
A spokesperson for North West Ambulance service, said: “We were called at 14:37 yesterday.
“We sent an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a senior clinician to the scene. We took one person to hospital.”
Knife crime is a growing problem across the country, with the latest government statistics showing the extent of the problem.
Last year there were around 40,100 offences involving a sharp instrument in England and Wales, a 16 per cent increase on the previous year.
The Manchester Evening News reported that there had been more than 3,500 crimes relating to knives and sharp instruments in Greater Manchester in the 12 months to February 2019, averaging around 10 incidents per day.
Just last month, grammar school student Yousef Makki died from being stabbed in Hale Barns, near Altrincham. Two teenagers were charged, one with murder and the other with assisting the murder of Yousef. All three boys were just 17 years old.
Rob Potts, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said: “There is no denying it is a problem for society and one that the police, local authorities, health and education providers are working hard to address.
“The only way to properly tackle this problem is by working together with communities and our partners.
“I also hope parents will also take note and open up that conversation with their children about carrying knives – better an awkward conversation now than a devastating one later.”