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Three men arrested after man was stabbed in Oldham


Police have arrested three men after a man was stabbed in Oldham.

Two 17-year-old men and one 16-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault.

At around 5:45pm on Monday 7 August 2017, police were called by the ambulance service to Spencer Street to reports that a man had been stabbed.

A 54-year-old man was taken to hospital with a number of stab wounds to his back and chest and remains in a critical condition.

The incident is believed to have happened in and around the Moorby Street area before the victim made his way to Spencer Street.

The investigation is currently ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Superintendent Jane Higham of GMP’s Oldham Borough, said: “Although we have made three arrests, our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the assault continues.

“The incident happened in the early evening in what is a busy residential area, so if you were around at the time and saw anything suspicious, please get in touch with police, as you could hold vital information.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1609 of 07/08/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

© Greater Manchester Police 2017