Boy, 16, stabbed in Old Trafford with smashed cars abandoned at scene

By Ashlie Blakey

A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed in Old Trafford.

A huge police response was sparked earlier this evening (Thursday) after the incident on Norton Street.

Pictures showed a forensic tent on the road and a cordon in place on the residential street.

A GMP spokesperson said tonight that a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed on the road.

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He is in a serious condition, police added.

On nearby Upper Chorlton Road, two smashed up cars were pictured inside another police cordon.

A police tent on Norton Street (Manchester Evening News)

It appeared that a badly damaged BMW car and a Ford Ranger had been abandoned at the scene.

Police said the stabbing, and the smashed cars, are being treated as linked at this stage.

A damaged car on Upper Chorlton Road (Manchester Evening News)

Norton Street remains closed off, though Upper Chorlton Road has now reopened.

The scenes are less than half a mile away from each other.

A damaged car on Upper Chorlton Road (Manchester Evening News)

There is also a cordon in place on Princess Road in Moss Side tonight.

The details of this incident have not yet been confirmed, though the M.E.N understands that police are responding to reports of a shooting.

A police scene on Princess Road in Moss Side (MEN)

The main road has been taped off between Moss Lane East and Claremont Road.

A number of police vehicles are stationed at the scene with cars being diverted away from the area.

It's not known if this incident is connected to the earlier stabbing.

The M.E.N is awaiting a statement from Greater Manchester Police.

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