A TEENAGER has been arrested following a 'horrific' stabbing incident at a Bolton park several weeks ago.

The stabbing, in which a 23-year-old man was seriously assaulted by two other men before being hit by a car, was reported at Queens Park, off Chorley New Road at around 8.40pm on September 29 with the police arriving at the scene shortly afterwards.

Residents and passing motorists were alarmed as the park entrance remained taped off for much of the following day as detectives launched their investigation, which has now led to the arrest of an 18-year-old.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: "An 18-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault following a stabbing in Queens Park, Bolton.

"He has been released on conditional bail and enquiries are continuing."

After being assaulted, the 23-year-old was then chased off by the men into the path of the oncoming car that had mounted the pavement

The incident drew widespread public condemnation at the time, with residents and local politicians calling on senior officers to do more to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

Cllr Andy Morgan, who represents the area on Bolton Council, said that more needed to be done to tackle crime and make residents feel safe.

Speaking in the aftermath of the crime, he said: said: "This is a park for families and it should be one of our safe spaces in Bolton.

"Some people in our town, seem to be running around lawlessly."

Police are still calling for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with any information cam call 0161 856 5757 or 101 quoting incident 2662 of 29/09/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed via GMP's LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.