Police are asking the public for information regarding an attempted murder in Manchester this week. A stabbing occurred sometime around 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 29, on Rudheath Avenue in Withington. The man shown in the attached photos was seen fleeing the scene of the incident before police arrived and was positively identified by the victim.
A 24-year-old woman was walking with her five-year-old son when she was approached by a man wielding a knife, according to the Greater Manchester Police. The attacker was allegedly a stranger to the victim. The suspect stabbed the woman and then fled on foot onto Bromborough Avenue and then continued in the direction of Whitchurch Road.
The victim was taken to hospital with stab wounds to her leg where she remains in a stable condition, but the child luckily had no injuries.
Detective Inspector John Robb, from GMP’s City of Manchester district, called the attack “vicious and unprovoked” and promised that it will be treated as a case of attempted murder.
I would like to stress to the community that this violent behaviour will not be tolerated and residents shall see an increased police presence in the area whilst officers continue their investigations. Please do not hesitate to speak to our officers if you have any concerns or queries. If you believe you recognise the man in the image, or if you were near the area at the time and saw something that didn’t seem quite right, please get in touch with police as a matter of urgency, Robb said in a statement this week.
The image below shows the Google street view of the area where the attack happened.
Anyone with any information about the incident is being asked to contact police on 0161 856 1420, quoting incident number 1611 of 29/08/2020. If you want to make a report anonymously, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you recognize the man in the image, or if you were near the area at the time and saw something that didn’t seem quite right reach out to police and tell them your story.
Greater Manchester Police was formed in 1974, serving more than 2.5 million people and covering an area of 500 square miles. GMP is split into 12 divisions – Bolton, Bury, Metropolitan, North Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, South Manchester, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. There is also a specialist division based at Manchester International Airport.