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Two teens in hospital after college knife attack

Police forensic officers outside Manchester College after a 17-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his chest and an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back
Police forensic officers outside Manchester College after a 17-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his chest and an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back

Police were called to the scene outside Manchester College at 11.10am on Thursday.

A 17-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his chest and an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back.

Both were taken to hospital and are receiving treatment for their injuries.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) recovered a knife from the scene, in Chorlton Street in the city, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin, of GMP's City of Manchester team, said: "We currently have two people with serious injuries in hospital so it is imperative that anyone with information comes forward and helps us with our investigation.

"We have recovered a knife from the scene, which will be forensically examined but we still need people to contact us with any information that they have.

"I'd like to reassure the community that we have a number of highly skilled officers working on this investigation and will continue to carry out extensive inquiries."

Students reported parts of the campus being put into lockdown for around an hour after the attack, while others were told to stay in their lessons.

Lisa O'Loughlin, principal of Manchester College, said: "An incident occurred this morning outside our Shena Simon campus in which two of our students were injured.

"We are currently supporting the police with their inquiries. We have closed Shena Simon campus for the remainder of today and are providing full support to our students and staff at this difficult time.