Updated: Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 @ 1:57pm

Salford pub machete attack: Two held on suspicion of brutal attempted murder

Salford pub machete attack: Two held on suspicion of brutal attempted murder

| By Koray Erol

Two arrests for attempted murder have been made after a brutal machete attack outside a Salford pub that left a 28-year-old man fighting for his life last weekend.

Two men, aged 25 and 33, were yesterday arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to Friday’s horrific attack which left a man fighting for his life.

The 28-year-old victim was left to die after being brutally stabbed in the neck, chest and back during a machete assault near the Palatine pub on Edward Street in Salford late on Friday night.

At 11.40pm police were called to the scene and the victim was taken to hospital for critical injuries, but has since been discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Walker said: “The answers to these stabbings lie in the community and that is why I am appealing to the public of Salford to help us.

“We all know the tragic consequences of knife crime and it is fortunate that at this stage none of the three men attacked have lost their lives.”

Police presence in Edward Street and surrounding areas will be increased as the investigation continues while the two suspects remain in police custody.

He added: “There will be extra, high-visibility patrols in the area over the coming days both to reassure residents and to allow them to approach an officer if they have information.

"We need to get to the root of what is happening and the best way to do this is to reach out to the community who can help us identity the offenders and stop people from being attacked.

“So please, if you do know something, speak to us – in confidence if needed – and help us take these dangerous weapons, and dangerous people, off the streets before someone else is hurt."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.