Man arrested after 40-year-old woman slashed with bottle in Piccadilly Gardens

Police were called to reports of an injured person in the city centre on Monday (April 19) afternoon.

A man has been arrested after a 40-year-old woman was attacked with a glass bottle in Piccadilly Gardens on Monday afternoon.

Police officers were called to the city centre location following reports of an injured person at around 4.55pm on April 19.

A woman was found at the scene with cuts to her arm and was taken to hospital.

Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

A cordon was put in place around the benches near Piccadilly Gardens bus station where the incident is thought to have taken place.

Images on social media also showed a forensics officers dressed in a white suit studying the area, before the cordon was eventually lifted around 7pm.

GMP have revealed that a man in his twenties has since been taken to custody on suspicion of possessing a bladed article.

Officers say the victim is known to the offender and there is no wider threat to the public.

Inspector Stephen Griffin of GMP’s City of Manchester Central division called it an “isolated incident”.

“As ever, our officers are committed to ensuring the safety of the public enjoying our city centre,” he stated.

“I hope they feel reassured that we were able to respond to this incident quickly and detain a man who has been taken to custody.

“An investigation has begun and anyone with information should contact police online or via 101 quoting incident 2097 of 19/04/2021. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Featured image: GMP

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