Six arrested after woman’s throat slashed in hotel attack
The victim managed to flag down police outside the central Manchester hotel.
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman had her throat slashed in an attack at a hotel in Manchester.
Armed officers were sent to the Hilton on Deansgate in the city centre after police were flagged down by the victim shortly after 11.10am on Monday, Greater Manchester Police said.
Four men and two women were arrested, said a GMP spokesman, who added: “This is not thought to be terrorism-related nor thought to be a random attack.”
Four men – aged 20, 24, and two 26-year-olds – and two women, aged 17 and 20 are now being held, a force spokesman added.
Anthony Hilton, who works in a nearby letting agency, said the victim had been taken away in an ambulance.
“One of our colleagues walked past and saw a lady on the floor with what appeared to be her throat slit,” said Mr Hilton, 32, from Manchester.
He described the woman as well-dressed and in her 30s but could not comment on her condition as she was taken away.
“There must have been 15 undercover and normal police cars out in the street.
“Police were running to and fro from the car park and the Hilton hotel,” he added.
Police said the victim was being treated for lacerations to her neck.
Witnesses said on social media that the victim ran screaming into street and the three men were arrested shortly afterwards.
Two women were later seen being led from the hotel in handcuffs, one in silky pink pyjamas, according to one Twitter user.
Police said crime scenes had been set up in one of the hotel rooms and outside the hotel itself.
Officers could be seen speaking to other guests and hotel staff in one of the bars of the Hilton, which occupies part of the 47-floor Beetham Tower, which is described by its developers as the tallest residential building in Europe and the seventh tallest building in England.