Police have closed off several streets in Manchester after a 49-year-old man suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in a shocking knife attack.
Emergency services were called at 4.10am today after the victim was stabbed in his arms and legs.
It happened in the Cheetham Hill area of the city, the Manchester Evening News reports, with the man suffering “appalling” injuries.
Detectives said the attack had been carried out with “serious violence”, with the victim in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
No arrests have been made in connection with attack, with police appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Paddy Connell, of GMP’s City of Manchester North CID, said: “The victim of this incident has been left with some appalling injuries and it is clear that whoever has carried out this attack has done so with some serious violence and intent on causing substantial injuries.
“It is unknown at this early stage what the full circumstances are around this incident; however I would like to reassure the public that we do believe this is a targeted attack and are working intensely to find out who is responsible.
“If anyone in the area has even the slightest information as to what may have happened I ask them to get in touch with the police or Crimestoppers, anonymously, as it could significantly aid our investigation.”
A cordon is in place on Broomfield Drive. It extends from the junction of Squire Road and Halliwell Lane to halfway down Squire Road.
It is expected to remain in place for much of the morning.