‘No regrets’: Stockport teacher relives horror of stabbing after breaking up St Patrick’s Day fight in Didsbury

By Glen Keogh

A Good Samaritan stabbed on St Patrick’s Day has described the horrifying moment a knife was plunged into his back as he tried to break up a fight.

The 25-year-old man was told by doctors that he is lucky to be alive after the horrific attack on Sunday night.

Now the primary school teacher – known only as Sam for fear of reprisals – speaks of the stabbing which missed his kidney and abdominal wall by just one inch.

“I don’t think I was thinking when I stepped in,” he said.

“I wasn’t scared – I just acted on instinct really.”

Sam, from Stockport, was with friends outside O’Neill’s on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, just after 11pm when he saw a man kicking another man as he lay on the floor.

He tried to break up the fight but the tables turned and it was Sam who was attacked.

VICTIM: Sam, 25, from Stockport

“I tried to break up the fight and the next thing I knew I felt a pain in my back,” Sam added.

“I thought I had been hit, but then I realised I was bleeding.

“Once the man had fallen to the floor, it was more than just a scrap – he could have been seriously hurt. 

“I don’t regret doing it and I hope that people would do the same for me.”

The two men involved in the fight were white, in their 20s or 30s, and had shaved heads. 

The attacker wore a pink shirt and the man being attacked wore a blue shirt.

DI Kevin Marriott said: “We believe the two men who were fighting had been drinking in O’Neill’s bar prior to this incident and that the man responsible for the stabbing was an associate of these two men.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 6180 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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