Seven teens arrested following string of ‘knifepoint robberies’ in Longsight

GMP says everyone involved in the distressing incidents escaped with no injuries.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 27th March 2024

Seven teenagers have been arrested following a string of ‘knifepoint robberies’ in Longsight, it has been confirmed.

Each of the suspects were arrested by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on suspicion of robbery yesterday morning (26 March 2024).

The teenagers were all aged between 14 and 17 years old, GMP has revealed.

Their simultaneous arrests by the City of Manchester’s Central Neighbourhood Crime Team were made during the early hours across several Greater Manchester areas – including in Longsight and Openshaw, as well as in Reddish and Davenport in Stockport, and in Bury too.

While not a great deal of information regarding the robberies has been provided by GMP at this stage, Detective Inspector Natalie McDonald, of GMP’s City of Manchester Central Neighbourhood Crime Team, confirmed no one has been injured as a result of the distressing incidents.

Seven teens have been arrested following string of ‘knifepoint robberies’ in Longsight / Credit: GMP

“We had several robberies reported to us,” DI McDonald commented following the successful arrests of the seven teenagers.

“The victims were all subjected to violence in an attempt to steal items, with one of the victim having been threatened at knife point and his clothing slashed, but luckily he escaped with no injuries.”


DI McDonald also took a moment to thank the victims for coming forward to report these incidents to the police, before appealing and re-emphasising to the public how important reported information can be to investigations.

“Information from the public plays an incredibly important role in our investigations,” DI McDonald continued and I ask that the community keep talking to us and keep sharing their concerns with us so our teams can act.”

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Information can always be reported to GMP online here, or by calling 0161 856 4436 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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