Hunt for person behind 1am bus stop stabbing as investigations continue

Officers are continuing to hunt for the person responsible for leaving a young man in hospital after a horror 1am stabbing at a bus stop.

Emergency services rushed to Middleton Road, in Chadderton, just before 1am on Thursday morning, where a 26-year-old man was taken to hospital with stab wounds.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) say the incident happened on Bentley Street, and bus firm First confirmed an ambulance was called when a driver saw a blood soaked man staggering towards his bus in Middleton Road.

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The driver helped the man on board, taking him to safety before alerting the emergency services.

Crime scene investigators closed the road for a long period, placing evidence markers alongside drops of blood and personal items on Garforth Street.

Today, GMP have confirmed that no one has been arrested over the incident.

At the time of the incident, a GMP spokesman said: “At around 12.55am on Thursday July 1 police were called to a report of a stabbing on Bentley Street in Chadderton.

“Officers attended and a 26-year-old man was found with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital.

“Enquiries are ongoing. No arrests have yet been made.”

Markers were put out next to droplets of blood and personal items n the street
(Image: ABNM Photography)

A First Manchester spokesman added: “We can confirm that one of our drivers acted swiftly and calmly in alerting the police and emergency services after seeing a man with injuries approaching his bus while waiting on Middleton Road, Chadderton, in the early hours of this morning.

“The driver helped a single passenger on board to leave safely.”

Anyone with information or anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Oldham CID on 0161 856 9059 quoting incident 114 of the 1st July 2021.

Information can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Manchester Evening News – Oldham