Man stabbed in the hand during fight in Oldham town centre

A man was stabbed in the hand during a fight in Oldham town centre.

He was taken to hospital but his injury is not thought to be serious. He was hurt following a fight at 11pm on Friday, according to Greater Manchester Police.

Video from the scene showed a large police presence outside Harry’s bar on Fairbottom Street, just off Yorkshire Street. More footage showed another brawl in the town on Friday night – it showed a group of men using metal railings as a weapon during the fight.

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Following the incident on Fairbottom Street, two suspects have been arrested, police have confirmed. They remain in police custody for questioning.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called just before 11pm on 11 March 2022 to Fairbottom Street, Oldham to a report of a fight.

“During the fight one man was stabbed in the hand. He has been taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening nor changing.

“Two men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and affray. They remain in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8915 or 101 quoting incident 3286 of 11/03/22. Alternatively, details can be passed via GMP’s LiveChat function at or people can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



Manchester Evening News – Oldham