Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020

Mum, 24, stabbed in front of her son in ‘vicious and unprovoked' attack

A young mother was stabbed in a ‘vicious and unprovoked attack’ in front of her five-year-old son.

The woman was with walking down Rudheath Avenue in Withington, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, when a man approached her with a knife.

He then stabbed her before running away in the direction of Whitchurch Road at around 1.30pm.

The woman was rushed to hospital with stab wounds, where she remains in a stable condition.

Her son was assessed at the scene by emergency services but had no visible injuries.

Police have distributed an image of a man they believe to be the suspect and are treating the case as an attempted murder.

DI John Robb said: ‘This was a vicious and unprovoked attack and we are currently treating it as a case of attempted murder.

‘I understand that this will cause concern among the local community and residents, but I want to reassure the public that we are doing everything in our powers to trace the man responsible and ensure he is brought to justice.

‘I would like to stress to the community that this violent behaviour will not be tolerated and residents shall see an increased police presence in the area whilst officers continue their investigations.

‘Please do not hesitate to speak to our officers if you have any concerns or queries.

‘If you believe you recognise the man in the image, or if you were near the area at the time and saw something that didn’t seem quite right, please get in touch with police as a matter of urgency.’

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