Police appeal after a ‘large fight’ in Stockport leaves a man with serious injuries

It's believed to be a "targeted attack" with no risk to the wider public.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 6th March 2024

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to an incident Stockport that’s left a man with serious injuries.

The “sickening attack” in question took place just after 4:30pm yesterday (5 March).

Greater Manchester Police‘s (GMP) Stockport division were called out to reports of a “large fight” on Avanley Crescent in Stockport, and when officers arrived on the scene, they found a 20-year-old man who had been stabbed.

The man was subsequently taken to hospital shortly after, with his injuries sustained being described “serious” but, thankfully, not life-threatening.

At this stage, police believe it to be a “targeted attack” with no risk to the wider public.


Following the distressing incident, however, a police investigation has now been launched and is currently ongoing, with police continuing to follow-up on a number of lines of enquiry – including CCTV checks to establish the full circumstances.

With the investigation “progressing at pace”, GMP has also decided to issue a public appeal for information and is urging potential witnesses to the incident to come forward.


Assuring that detectives are “working around the clock” but urging the public to help with the ongoing investigation, Inspector Stuart McConnell, of GMP’s Stockport district, commented: “This is a really sickening attack which has left a man with serious injuries in hospital.

Avanley Cresent in Stockport, where the attack took place / Credit: Google Maps

“I would like to reassure the community our enquiries are progressing at a pace into the coming days, with detectives working round the clock. Enquiries continue to piece together the full circumstances of what has occurred and who is involved in the incident, but at this time, we believe this is a targeted attack with no risk to the wider public.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything unusual in the area this afternoon, or saw anyone acting suspiciously.”


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Can you help? Did you witness the incident or have any information?

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9821 or 0161 856 9790 quoting log 2303 5/3/24, or alternatively, you can call 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 to make reports.

Featured Image – GMP