65-year-old stabbed in park for refusing to hand over Range Rover keys

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 3rd October 2022

A 65-year-old male has been stabbed in an attempted robbery in a Bolton park on Sunday afternoon.

The victim was approached by two males in dark clothing wearing face coverings at around 2pm on 2 October, in Longsight Park.

One was armed with a machete, the other with what is believed to be a dagger.

They threatened the man for the keys to his Range Rover, but when he refused to hand them over, he was stabbed twice in the stomach.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene in Bolton after a man was stabbed. Credit: North West Air Ambulance

The slash-style injuries required hospital treatment, and both police helicopters and air ambulances attended the scene.


Both suspects are believed to be white males aged around 20 years old, of slim builds of 5’8″ and 5’10”.

One – the male carrying a machete – was wearing a black baseball cap, black jogging bottoms and black tracksuit, with a ski mask covering the lower part of his face.


The other had on a black baseball cap with a distinctive red trim, black jogging bottoms, black tracksuit top and a full-face balaclava.

A 15-year-old male was later arrested at the location, and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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GMP officers in the Bolton district are keen to hear from anyone with information that could lead to the suspects described above.


Detective Inspector, Stuart Woodhead of Bolton’s CID said: “We understand this will be a worrying incident for those in the local area, but rest assured we are working hard to identify the two suspects and continue to increase patrols as a result to offer visible reassurance.

“This happened in broad daylight in a public place, so we would urge anyone with details either of the incident or who may know who the two suspects are to come forward in confidence as our investigation continues and we look at all possible lines of enquiry.”

The GMP statement added: “If anyone has any information they are urged to ring the district direct on 0161 856 5757. Alternatively details can be shared via the LiveChat portal on or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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