Man charged after ‘stabbing’ in Piccadilly Gardens on Monday evening

The area was cordoned off after the incident.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 6th April 2023

A man has been charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon after a reported stabbing in Piccadilly Gardens.

The incident at around 8pm on Monday 3 April saw officers scrambled to reports of a disturbance in the city centre square.

A cordon was put in place near Boots and a man rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 28-year-old man has now been charged.

In a statement, GMP said: “On Monday 3 April 2023 at around 8pm, officers were called to a report of a disturbance in Piccadilly Gardens.


“Officers arrived at the scene and a 26-year-old male was arrested.

“Mohamed Abdi (28/02/1997) of no fixed abode was charged with affray and possession of a bladed article.


“He will attend Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court court on Wednesday 5 April 2023.

“If you want to report any crime or information to GMP you can call 101 or report on our website:

“Always call 999 in an emergency.


“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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