Manchester

Walkden knife victim attacked outside primary school

A man was stabbed in the chest in front of children as parents gathered outside at a Greater Manchester primary school.

Police said the man went into North Walkden Primary School to call for help, after the attack at 15:30 GMT.

Officers believe he was in a row with a man and woman outside the school gates in Whittle Drive, Walkden.

They drove off in a silver Vauxhall Corsa. The wounded man is in a stable condition at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Det Insp Ben Hart, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This happened outside a busy primary school as parents were gathered to pick up their children so it would have been a distressing and disturbing thing for people to see."

Bernard Pennington, the school's chair of governors, said: "It makes me very angry and also very sad to think somebody could do something like this in front of a whole group of children.

"This is a good school and the parents are good parents, this is a one-off which we hope will never be repeated."

The school, in Salford, has more than 200 pupils.

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