Man stabbed in the face in front of horrified shoppers outside Morrisons supermarket in Manchester city centre

A MAN was stabbed in the face outside Morrisons supermarket in front of horrified shoppers yesterday.

The 25-year-old was rushed to hospital after being knifed in broad daylight just off of Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre.

Police said the 25-year-old man was attacked by another man outside of the Morrisons store just before 4pm yesterday.

He was stabbed in the face, arm and shoulder during the attack.

A large cordon was in place on Saturday evening, with a section of Oldham Street being taped off as enquiries continue.

Witnesses saw blood-soaked clothes on the pavement inside the cordon, according to Manchester Evening News.


The victim's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, cops confirmed.

No arrests have yet been made – but police said it is believed to be an "isolated incident."

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at around 3.45pm on Saturday 24 April to a report of an assault off Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre.

"A man aged 25 was stabbed by a second man outside a supermarket on Piccadilly.

"The victim sustained stab wounds to the face, arm and shoulder.

"He has been taken to hospital for treatment of the injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

"Enquiries are continuing."

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