Three men arrested following stabbing

THREE men have been arrested following a stabbing in Ashton.

Shortly after 6.15pm yesterday evening (Monday, April 1), police were called to June Street, Ashton, to reports that a man had been stabbed.

Officers attended and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital for treatment for stab wounds. He remains in a stable condition.

Three men – aged 25, 25 and 26– have been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault. They remain in custody for questioning and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Alison Whittaker, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “This was a nasty attack on a young man in the street and our thoughts are very much with him while he recovers in hospital.

“Whilst we have three men in custody I would like to stress that our investigation does not stop here and whilst we are treating this as isolated, we are working hard to piece together the circumstances that led to a man being in hospital and I’d urge anyone with any information to get in touch.

“I also appreciate that members of the community will be concerned and you will see an increased police presence in the area throughout the coming days.

“I’d ask anyone with any questions or concerns to please speak to any of these officers who will assist in any way they can.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1896 of 01/04/19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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