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Five released by police investigating slash attack on woman at hotel

One man remains in custody while three men and two women have been freed under investigation.

Five people arrested after a woman had her throat slashed in an attack at a city centre hotel in Manchester have been released under investigation.

Police were flagged down in the street by the victim near to the Hilton in Deansgate shortly after 11.10am on Monday.

The 20-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment to lacerations to her neck but was later allowed home.

Police activity at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate (Peter Byrne/PA)

On Tuesday, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said three men, aged 26, 26 and 24, a 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl who were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder have been released.

A sixth suspect, a 20-year-old man, remains in custody for questioning.

A GMP spokesman said: “Officers continue to investigate the incident and are appealing for information.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4409 quoting incident 726 of 23/07/2018. Alternatively, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Medical equipment opposite the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate (Peter Byrne/PA)

Armed officers were sent to the hotel after the incident was reported.

Witnesses said on social media that the victim ran screaming into street and that three men were arrested shortly afterwards.

Two women were later seen being led from the hotel in handcuffs, one in silky pink pyjamas.

The Hilton Manchester Deansgate occupies part of the 47-floor
Beetham Tower, described by its developers as the tallest residential building in Europe and the seventh tallest building in England.

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