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Teens Hospitalised After Manchester College Knife Attack

A knife has been recovered at the scene.

24/11/2016 15:58 | Updated 24 November 2016

Two teenagers have been stabbed outside a college.

Police were called to the scene outside Manchester College at 11.10am on Thursday.

A 17-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his chest and an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back.

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Forensic police outside Manchester College, where two teenagers were stabbed on Thursday 

Both were taken to hospital and are receiving treatment for their injuries.

Another boy, aged 17, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 

A witness told the Manchester Evening News: “It all just happened just now, there are a lot of police cars and ambulances. It looks bad, they put him on a stretcher.”

Both boys attend the college and were stabbed outside the Shena Simon campus, which offers courses in performing arts and music.  

The college Twitter account said the campus will be closed on 25 November and will reopen on Monday. 

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) recovered a knife from the scene, in Chorlton Street in the city, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. 

Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “We currently have two people with serious injuries in hospital so it is imperative that anyone with information comes forward and helps us with our investigation.

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A knife has been recovered at the scene 

“We have recovered a knife from the scene, which will be forensically examined but we still need people to contact us with any information that they have.

“I’d like to reassure the community that we have a number of highly skilled officers working on this investigation and will continue to carry out extensive inquiries.”

The college website says it is the largest further education college in the UK. 

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