Manchester

Arrest after man hit by car and stabbed in Moss Side

Police at the scene
Image caption The 18-year-old was run over and stabbed in the neck on Moss Lane East

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was run over and stabbed.

The 18-year-old victim was found with stab wounds to the neck and stomach injuries at 17:15 BST on Thursday in Moss Side, Manchester.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in south Manchester late on Friday night and is being questioned by police.

Police believe the victim was chased near to Greenheys Lane in Moss Side by a group of men in a targeted attack.

A short time later, he was hit by a blue Vauxhall Corsa on Moss Lane East, before being stabbed.

The car was later recovered on a small road off Athol Road in Whalley Range, police said.

Det Ch Insp Terry Crompton from Greater Manchester Police said they have "made significant progress" but "enquiries remain very much ongoing".

"We believe this incident may have gone on for some time as we believe the victim was chased for quite some distance before he was stabbed.

"We are keen to hear from any witnesses who think they saw anything that might be related to this attack... that has resulted in an 18-year-old fighting for his life."

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