Parklife stabbing: Man, 22, in hospital after reveller knifed in the leg

By Sophie Corcoran

A man is being treated in hospital after being stabbed at Parklife festival.

The attack happened at around 6.30pm on Sunday - the second night of the two-day festival at Heaton Park in Manchester.

It is understood a 22-year-old man approached security after suffering a knife wound to his leg.

Security then alerted police who attended, with staff informing officers where they believed the attack to have happened, having previously spotted a fight occurring.

The man was taken to hospital and remains there in a 'serious but stable' condition today (Monday).

The man was taken to hospital and remains in a serious but stable condition (Jon Super/REX/Shutterstock)

An enquiry has now been launched with detectives said to be following a number of lines of enquiry.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Officers were called just after 6.30pm last night (12 September 2021) by security staff at Parklife to a report of a stabbing.

"A 22-year-old man suffered a leg injury and was taken to hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition.

"Detectives launched an investigation and a number of lines of enquiry are being followed up.

Thousands attended the three day festival over the weekend (MEN Media)

"Anyone with information or anyone with any footage is asked to report it online or by using our LiveChat service at www.gmp.police.uk.

"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Thousands attended the three-day festival this weekend where acts including Skepta, Disclosure and Jamie XX performed.

80,000 people flocked to Heaton Park on Sunday for the last day of the festival. Organisers say they will be back next year for more performances.


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