Three teenage boys arrested for attempted murder after 18-year-old stabbed in Bury

Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an 18-year-old was stabbed near Whitefield.

Emergency services descended on Abingdon Avenue, an estate in the Unsworth area, at around 5pm on March 28 to reports a man had been stabbed. He sustained a serious injury to his arm and was rushed to hospital.

Following investigations, two 16-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy have now been arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Previously, a 49-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. The 18-year-old, Charlie Harrison, of Mather Avenue, was charged with affray and possession of an offence weapon. The 49-year-old man has been bailed with strict conditions.

Police at the scene following the incident(Image: Manchester Evening News)

Officers also arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder, who has now been released with no further action. A 33-year-old man was then later arrested for attempted murder and has been released on police bail.

Detective Inspector Charlotte Whalley of GMP’s Major Investigation Team said: “Our ongoing work and determination to bring those responsible to justice is continuing at pace. Involving GMP’s specialised units and resources, we have managed to track down three more suspects we believe are linked to this incident, as we try to understand fully the circumstances.

“If anyone has information or detail that may help us in our enquiries, they are asked to get in touch, in confidence, by ringing 101 quoting incident 2566 of 28/03/2024. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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