Councilor slams ‘misinformation’ after being stabbed in Manchester city center


An adviser has dismissed ‘appalling misinformation’ following a stabbing in Manchester City Center early morning. Police are investigating following an altercation on Market Street between ten men, which saw a man in his 20s being stabbed on Saturday.

The man has since been taken to hospital for treatment for stab wounds to his leg. His condition is not believed to be life threatening.

Reports circulating on social media suggest that someone has died. Greater Manchester Police have confirmed this to be incorrect.

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Addressing the Manchester Evening News, Pat Karney said: “This appalling misinformation needs to be exposed. People shouldn’t be allowed to post such cowardly nonsense.

“It was a fight between 10 men. We need to take the knives off the streets of Manchester and we are looking to the courts to help us.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said earlier: “Shortly before 3am today (June 18) a man in his 20s was chased by a group of men and was stabbed in Market Street in Manchester city centre.

“He is currently in hospital being treated for stab wounds to his legs which are not considered life threatening.

“No arrests have been made but investigations are underway to identify the culprits.”

CSI investigators were pictured at the scene on the corner of Market Street and High Street as they carried out their investigations.

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