Manchester

Mancunian Way stabbing: Man suffers leg wounds in slip-road attack

Mancunian Way Image copyright Google
Image caption Police are investigating the circumstances of the attack, which happened on a slip road off Mancunian Way

A man has been stabbed in an unexplained attack on a slip road just outside Manchester city centre.

The incident happened at about 15:00 GMT on the westbound slip road between Mancunian Way and the roundabout for the A56 Chester Road.

Police said the 23-year-old driver of a Vauxhall Astra had been taken to hospital with two stab wounds to his leg and was in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made and a police investigation is under way.

Det Insp Aidy Gallagher from Greater Manchester Police said: "From what we know so far it appears the Astra and another car were driving at speed along Chorlton Road when the Astra hit the kerb and stopped.

"He ran off but was pursued by the people in the other car and then stabbed.

"Earlier indications suggest this is not a road rage incident, but we are keeping an open mind about the exact circumstances."

There was widespread traffic congestion in the area after the slip road was temporarily closed, but it has since reopened.

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