21-year-old man in life-threatening condition after machete attack

Date published: 06 October 2021

A 21-year-old man is in a life-threatening condition after being attacked by a group of men with machetes in Shawclough last night (Tuesday 5 October).

The incident took place around 9.45pm after a collision; no arrests have been made.

A scene remains in place this morning on Shawclough Road and Bentley Street.

As of 3.30am (Wednesday 6 October), Shawclough Road has been closed in both directions at the junction with Bentley Street from New Street to Joseph Street. A section of Bentley Street from Clarence Road to Shawclough Road has also been closed.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 9.45pm on Tuesday 5 October 2021 police received a report of a collision and a male being assaulted on Bentley Street, Rochdale.

“Emergency services attended and enquiries established a 21-year-old man was seriously assaulted by a group of males with machetes.

“He has been taken to hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.

“Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made. A scene remains in place this morning.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8067 or 101 quoting incident 2938 of 05/10/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed via the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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