Four people injured in stabbing outside Manchester shopping centre

12 January 2020, 20:28

There is a heavy police presence
There is a heavy police presence. Picture: Twitter

By Maddie Goodfellow

Four people have been injured in a stabbing outside a busy shopping centre in Manchester.

Police were called to reports that two people had been stabbed in Market Street at about 6.20pm on Sunday.

Officers attended and a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of serious assault.

A Taser needed to be used during the arrest, which police are treating as an "isolated incident".

One person has been taken to hospital for treatment.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "This is being treated as an isolated incident and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or has footage or information is urged to contact police."

A cordon is in place and the police investigation is in the early stages.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 2353 of 12/01/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.