Manchester man left with gaping wound after racial abuse stabbing in Deansgate Locks drive-by attack

By Danielle Wainwright

A 22-year-old man was brutally stabbed after receiving a tirade of racial abuse from a thug in Manchester City Centre last month.

The victim was stood on the corner of Whitworth Street opposite Deansgate Locks just before 4am on Friday June 14, when a silver BMW 3 Series Estate with a 07 reg pulled up at the junction.

The passenger – described as Asian – leant out of the window and began hurling racist insults at the man, who then walked toward the car to challenge him.

He was then stabbed in the left forearm with a knife and the driver sped off towards Fairfield Street.

Chris Ronan, based at Bootle Street Police Station, said: “The victim was not only racially abused but received a nasty three inch wound that needed hospital treatment and nine stitches.

“We have looked through CCTV images and believe we have captured the car just before the assault driving on Hewitt Street travelling from Deansgate railway station. 

“Witnesses tell us that that the BMW had alloy wheels, the driver’s window was tinted and the rear windows were darker, preventing the inside of the car being seen.”

The passenger is described as being Asian, in his mid to late 20s, of medium build, had short black hair, dark eyes, slightly bushy eyebrows, stubble on his face and wore dark jeans.

The driver is described as being Asian or of mixed race, in his mid-20s, of slim build, had short black hair, stubble on his face and wore dark jeans.

Mr Ronan said: “I would urge people to take a good look at the images of the car and if they recognise them or witnessed the attack itself, please contact us.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 3120 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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