Boy, 14, arrested after 13-year-old stabbed in park

A 13-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in a park in Trafford. Police said a 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault following the incident in Seymour Park earlier.

Officers were called to the scene at about 5.10pm. The boy is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

A section of the park was taped off as the investigation continued this evening. The 13-year-old was found with stab injuries and was treated by the emergency services, and has since been taken to hospital.

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Inspector Matthew Harvey, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “Officers have moved swiftly to make an arrest and the suspect is being questioned in custody. Our enquiries are continuing and we will have extra officers in the area tonight and over the weekend.

“Knife crime can have devastating consequences and the public want to see police officers challenging those causing the issues. I want to reassure the community that we are continuing to work closely with our partner agencies to ensure we keep Trafford, and the wider Greater Manchester community , safe and free from harm.

“I would urge anyone who suspects someone is carrying a weapon or is involved in criminal behaviour, to report it to us or to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

GMP added in a statement: “As part of our #ForeverAmnesty campaign to ‘bin the knife’ we remind the public that there is at least one amnesty bin at a police station in each Greater Manchester district. There are 13 amnesty bins permanently located across Greater Manchester where you can anonymously deposit a knife – find out more here Forever Amnesty | Greater Manchester Police (”



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