Large police cordon in Salford after boy stabbed

Statement from GMP

GMP have released a statement in relation to last night’s events. They said:

Officers were called to reports of a disturbance on Cemetery Road in Swinton around 10.20pm last night (Tuesday 12 January 2021). A 15-year-old boy later presented at hospital with a stab wound and at this time it is believed his injuries were sustained in the earlier disturbance.

He remains in hospital for treatment and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Officers are currently at the scene carrying out enquiries. No arrests have been made.”

Detective Inspector Thomas Willis, of GMP’s Salford CID, said:

This is a very concerning incident which has left a young boy needing hospital treatment for a stab wound.

This will have undoubtedly caused some concern in the community, but I would like to reassure members of the public that we are treating this as an isolated incident and we have a dedicated team of officers working to determine the exact circumstances of what happened.

The investigation is in its early stages and our main priority is to identify those involved, so I would appeal to anyone with information to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

If you have any information for police, please call 0161 856 5187 quoting log number 2945 of 12/01/21.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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