Panic as teen stabbed at shopping centre is rushed to hospital

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The 18-year-old man suffered treatment to a stab wound sustained in the fracas at the large precinct in Eccles, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of this morning. A cordon was in place along the street today as officers investigated the attack.

No arrests have yet been made, reports Manchester Evening News.

The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and he has since been discharged from hospital.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “We were called at about 3:20am today (22 April) to reports of two males fighting on Church Street, Eccles.

“An 18-year-old male was treated in hospital for a stab wound that is not life-threatening and he has now been discharged. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 03.15am to Church Street in Eccles and dispatched an ambulance and rapid response vehicle to the scene.

“The ambulance crew then conveyed a patient to hospital.”

Eccles, which is part of Salford, has a busy shopping area, with several outlets of high street brands including Boots, Home Bargains and Wilko in close proximity.

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