Boy, 14, arrested after McDonald's stabbing leaves two injured

23 October 2019, 16:24 | Updated: 23 October 2019, 21:39

A 14-year-old boy is among those arrested after a stabbing at a McDonald's in Manchester
A 14-year-old boy is among those arrested after a stabbing at a McDonald's in Manchester. Picture: PA

By Kate Buck

A 14-year-old boy is among two arrested following a stabbing at a McDonald's in Manchester.

Police rushed to the fast-food restaurant in Harpurhey, Greater Manchester, at 2.35pm on Wednesday afternoon following reports of a stabbing.

Two teenagers were injured during the incident, an 18-year-old who was left with a cut to his hand and a 17-year-old who had a minor arm injury.

Both were taken to hospital.

Two boys, aged 14 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.

They remain in police custody for questioning.

A teenage boy has been arrested after following a stabbing in McDonald's
A teenage boy has been arrested after following a stabbing in McDonald's. Picture: Google

Detectives believe the incident took place outside McDonald's within the shopping centre,

Detective Inspector Mark Davis, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “I understand that this incident may cause concern within the local community, but I would like to stress that we are not linking this to terrorism and are treating it as an isolated incident.

“At this time we know that two teenagers are receiving treatment for minor injuries and we are thankful that we are not looking at something more serious.

"We will be sure to update you as we have more information.

“If you have any information – no matter how unimportant it may seem – please get in touch by calling 0161 856 1146 and quoting incident number 1702 of 23/10/19”

Reports can also be made by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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