Teenager left with punctured lung after Rochdale stabbing

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A teenager is said to be recovering after being stabbed twice in the back out a supermarket in Rochdale which left him with a punctured lung.

It was just before 8.30pm on Friday (28th June) when police were called to reports of a disturbance near the entrance to the Tesco Extra in Barton Road in Middleton.

A group of around 15 youths surrounded the 16-year-old boy before stabbing him twice in the back, puncturing his lung.

He received hospital treatment and is now recovering from his injuries at home.

Detective Sergeant Nicola Hopkinson, from Greater Manchester Police’s Rochdale District, said: “We believe this large group had chased their victim before surrounding him and assaulting him.

“This happened outside a busy supermarket on a Friday evening when families were out doing their shopping so may have been witnessed by a lot of people who can help us with our enquiries.

“If you saw a group of youths gathering, witnessed them chasing the teenager and perhaps even saw the assault, we need to hear from you.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8441 quoting reference 2242 of 28/06/19 or anonymously using the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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