Police say they gave CPR at scene in ‘serious incident’ opposite Owens Park in Fallowfield

The police are ‘investigating at pace to find the person responsible’

Greater Manchester Police has confirmed officers performed CPR on a man in the early hours of this morning in an incident on Wilmslow Road.

The police have not confirmed the precise nature of the incident yet however a BBC reporter claims officers at the scene are “telling people there’s been a stabbing”.

The University of Manchester has described it as “serious incident” and students have been told to stay away from the area which took place very close to Owens Park accommodation.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers attended and established that one man had been seriously injured. They commenced CPR at the scene.”

They have confirmed that “an investigation is underway”. Footage shows two police tents within the cordoned area.

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones of Greater Manchester Police South Manchester Division said: “I know that people in Manchester, and particularly those in the Wilmslow area will be shocked and concerned by this incident.”

DSI Jones has assured local people that a there is a “dedicated team of specialist officers in the area who are investigating at pace to find the person responsible.”

There will be local officers patrolling the areas throughout the day. DSI Jones urges “anyone with information or concerns to speak to those officers who are on hand to help and support you.”

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