A man is in hospital with ‘life changing’ injuries after a horrific stabbing.

Police were called just after 5.30pm yesterday following reports of a disturbance between a group of young men in Kenyon Way, Little Hulton where a man was stabbed.

Emergency services attended and a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are believed to be life changing.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault, and he remains in police custody.

Initial enquiries suggest this it is an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public, and a scene has remained in place overnight, while officers continue with their investigation. 

The Bolton News:

Police are diverting traffic and asking vehicles to turn around, preventing traffic from turning on to Manchester Road West, at the top of Kenyon Way.

A local resident said that stabbings are "becoming worse" in the area and that they are "happening all over".

He said: "It's getting worse now, but what can you do?

"I have lived here for 77 years and it's just happening all over, and it's sad."

Police are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area before, during, or after the incident.

Detective Inspector Sarah Ball of GMP Salford division said: “We understand this incident may cause concern to the local community, but I’d like to reassure residents we have officers working around the clock to establish the circumstances.

The Bolton News:

“Extra officers have been deployed to the area to reassure the community.

“If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to them, they are there to support you.

“I would urge members of the public who witnessed anything to please come forward and report this information to us.

“No matter how small the information may seem, it could prove vital to the investigation.”

Police are interested in speaking to anyone who has any information, or any CCTV, mobile, dashcam or doorbell footage.

Information can be shared with GMP by calling 0161 856 5410 quoting log 2730 of 23/3/23 or by using our Live Chat function on our website www.gmp.police.uk

Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Crimestoppers also have a dedicated website which enables 11 – 17-year-olds to pass on information anonymously – this can be accessed through Fearless.org.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

This is the latest stabbing in the area, with police called earlier this month after two teens were stabbed in Walkden.