Stop and search powers introduced in Levenshulme after stabbing of 19-year-old

The victim is in a critical condition.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd January 2023

Police will be carrying out stop and searches across Levenshulme over the next day following the stabbing of a 19-year-old man.

Emergency services were called to a report of a stabbing on Stockport Road at around 11.30pm last night.

The victim remains in critical condition in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

This morning, a scene remained in place and no arrests have been made, with police now introducing Section 60 powers covering the Levenshulme area while they carry out their investigation.

The stop and search powers were active from 12pm on Monday 23 January and will remain active until 12pm on Tuesday 24 January.


The temporary additional powers will allow police to stop people in the areas indicated in the below map and on the GMP website.

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The stop-and-search area following the stabbing in Levenshulme. Credit: GMP

Superintendent Helen Critchley of GMP’s City of Manchester South district said: “We understand the use of a Section 60 can cause concern to local residents; however, we use these powers only when proportionate and necessary.


“By enforcing the Section 60 in the area, we will work to minimise any violent behaviour and prevent any further serious incidents going forward as our main priority is to keep the public safe.

“We have also increased the number of officers on patrol to help provide reassurance as we continue to tackle and reduce knife crime incidents in Greater Manchester.

“Our officers can be spoken to regarding any concerns or information you may have about any crimes or issues in your community, as it is important to report it before it’s too late.”


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Inspector Matthew Hamer of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “An active investigation has been underway since late last night and will continue into today as we look to identify those responsible

“A scene will continue to be in place whilst we conduct further searches and enquiries with an increased police presence in the area. GMP are taking a robust approach to knife crime in the Greater Manchester area and this is no exception.

“Anyone with information that may help officers in their initial investigation are asked to call 0161 856 1995 direct or 101 quoting log 3385 of 22/01/2023.

“Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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