Another violent episode in Piccadilly Gardens has led to a teenage boy being injured.
Police were called to the city centre spot at around 9.20pm last night, where they discovered the teenager with a laceration to his head.
Initially believed to be a stabbing, recent reports confirm the attack occurred with a bottle.
The boy's injuries are apparently being treated as "not serious."
Can you put seats around the edge of Piccadilly Gardens and sell tickets to ufc fans?— Shaun Pski (@shaunpaczkowski) January 17, 2020
swear some kind of assault has happened in piccadilly gardens every night since mid december, idk what the solution is but we need one https://t.co/qewiFK1BT8— Ella Glover (@ellajglover) January 17, 2020
Piccadilly Gardens is a super hot spot at the moment that surely requires extra policing it's tainting the City's image...— Lee Smythe (@LS4466) January 17, 2020
GMP say the teenager sustained his head wounds during a “targeted confrontation between two groups”.
No arrests have been confirmed.
This is the third time in a week that police have been called to cordon off this part of the city centre - with crisis meetings held on Monday between the council and GMP.
A teenager was knifed last Friday, whilst four rough sleepers were attacked on Sunday evening in a shocking stabbing spree.
Chief Inspector Zac Fraser commented: "Officers are investigating an assault which took place in Piccadilly Gardens at 2120hrs on Thursday 16th January 2020.
"A male suffered a laceration to his head, caused by a bottle, it is not believed a knife was used."
More to follow.