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Man arrested after hostel stabbings

A man has been arrested after an 18-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl were stabbed at a women's hostel.

Police were called to the address in Brownley Road, Sharston, Greater Manchester, shortly after 8.10am on Saturday.

The 18-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a stab wound which is not believed to be life-threatening.

The 13-year-old was also treated in hospital for lacerations that are understood to be less serious.

The alleged offender, a 22-year-old man, received treatment for a serious neck injury.

He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The hostel supports pregnant young women or those with young children.

Chief Superintendent Rob Potts, South Manchester Divisional Commander, said: "People in the area will undoubtedly be concerned when they hear about this but I would like to try and reassure them this appears to be an isolated incident. Police and paramedics were quickly on the scene and those injured are receiving treatment at hospital.

"A man has been arrested in connection with this attack and will be questioned by police.

"If anyone has any information they think may help us with our inquiries, please contact police on 0161 856 4882 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."


From Belfast Telegraph