Man in stable condition after being stabbed in Rochdale

Date published: 09 July 2018

A  man in his 40s is in a stable condition following a stabbing in Rochdale during the early hours of Saturday morning (7 July).

Shortly after 1.10am, police were called to Milkstone Road to reports that a 42-year-old man had been stabbed.

Further enquiries carried out by detectives have indicated that the victim was stabbed on Mere Street before he made his way onto Milkstone Road where he sought help.

Three men, aged 21, 22 and 23 and two women, aged 19 and 20, were initially arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault, and later released under investigation.

Scenes were in place on Milkstone Road, Boundary Street, Castlemere Street and Mere Street.

Detective Sergeant Tim O’Callaghan, of GMP’s Rochdale borough, said: “This was a vicious incident which has left a man needing surgery after being attacked in the street.

“Local residents may notice an increased police presence and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have any information that can help to please approach one of our officers.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 8441 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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