Police continue to appeal after charging man following ‘attempt murder’ of 18-year-old in Whitefield

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 2nd April 2024

Police are continuing to appeal after a man has been charged following an “attempt murder” of an 18-year-old in Bury last week.

20-year-old Charlie Harrison, of Mather Avenue in Bury, was charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon this past Sunday (31 March), Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed, and he was then remanded in custody ahead of a scheduled appearance at Manchester Magistrates Court yesterday (Monday 1 April).

Mr Harrison’s charge relates to an incident that took place on Abingdon Avenue, in the Bury town of Whitefield last Thursday (28 March).

During the incident, which took place at around 5:05pm, an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the arm.

After police arrived on the scene and found the victim had sustained a “serious injury”, of which he is still believed to be in a “critical condition” following, a 49-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.


The 18-year-old man remains in police custody, while the 49-year-old man has been bailed with strict conditions.

Officers also arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder too, but he has since been released under investigation.


With Mr Harrison now charged, and the investigation still ongoing, police have re-issued an appeal to the public for information, witnesses, and footage, as well as thanking the local community for their “patience” and reassuring them that they are doing “everything we possibly can to bring those responsible for this incident to justice”.

Detective Inspector Charlotte Whalley said GMP’s “priority” is to “keep people safe” as officers “work hard to establish the full facts that led to this incident occurring”.

Abingdon Avenue in Whitefield, where the incident took place / Credit: Google Maps

She continued in her public appeal: “Extra patrol officers have been deployed, both on foot and in patrol cars, and are there to keep you safe, so if you have any concerns, they will be happy to provide reassurance and listen to any of your queries.


“We are continuing to ask for information from anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or may have dashcam, CCTV, or doorbell footage.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact GMP on 101 quoting log 2566 of 28/03/2024, or submit it anonymously to the dedicated Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) which has been set up following the incident here.

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

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