Boy, 17, arrested after man found stabbed in face in Bolton

By Mancunian Matters staff

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was stabbed in the face in Bolton yesterday.

Police were called to a house on Barsham Drive after reports of a disturbance at around 3.30am – where they discovered a 21-year-old man with stab wounds to the chest and face.

The man is now in hospital where his condition is described as ‘serious’.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and remains in police custody for questioning.

 Detective Inspector Chris Walker from Bolton CID said: “People will undoubtedly be concerned when they hear about this news, but I would like to try and reassure them that we are continuing to make enquiries and we believe this was an isolated incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Bolton on 0161 856 5619 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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