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Attempt Murder Investigation Launched

Two males stabbed on canal tow path close to Dale Street, Manchester on 16th August 2023

Details of Incident

An investigation has been launched by GMP’s Major Incident Team following a police response to an incident at around 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 August 2023.

Emergency services attended the scene, and it was established two men had been stabbed on Dale Street in Manchester city centre. One of the victims remains in a critical and life-threatening condition in hospital and the other has suffered serious injuries but is in a stable condition.

Three males were arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault, a 21-year-old man remains in custody and the other two males have been released with no charge.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “One of the men continues to fight for his life in hospital, we owe it to both men who have suffered injuries and their families to find out exactly what happened to them and bring those responsible to justice.

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Contact Information

Information can be provided via the MIPP Portal, please click "Submit Your Information Here" below.

Alternatively, you can contact the Major Incident Team on 01618563366 quoting incident number 3244 of 16/08/2023 or use our LiveChat service at

The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.