Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after an attack occurred in Whalley Range.
Shortly before 10am on Wednesday 14 December 2016 police were called to Mayfield Road to reports of an assault.
The victim – a woman in her 30s – was walking along the road near the Hare Krishna Centre. She was attacked by a man from behind.
She was taken to hospital for knife wounds to her head and face. In addition she had a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain as a result of the attack. Her injuries are serious but are not life-threatening.
GMP’s Mark Astbury said: “A 32-year-old man is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder”.
GMP says that the investigation will continue. They are still urging anyone with information about the attack to contact police.
Police are also ‘keen’ to speak to two white men, both who are thought to be in their 50s. The two men dropped off a man to Manchester Royal Infirmary on the morning. They were driving a silver saloon.
GMP says that the victim is recovering from her injuries in hospital. Specially trained officers continue to offer their support.
Members of the local community who have any information should contact police.
Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 4882 quoting incident 578 of 14 December 2016. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.