Officers are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing of a teenager in Rusholme.
At around 3pm on Thursday 13 December 2018, a teenager was walking along Dagenham Road with his girlfriend and two men when one of the men tried to start an altercation with him.
At this point, the teenager started walking away but was grabbed by the jacket and neck.
In the grasp of the offenders, the teenager – aged 17 – was punched and stabbed to the right side of his body.
The offenders then ran off down a back alley, which runs parallel with Wilmslow Road.
The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged to recover at home.
Enquiries to trace two Asian men in connection with the stabbing are ongoing and anyone with any information is encouraged to come forward.
One man is described as around 5ft 6in tall, of a petit/slim build and was wearing a dark jacket.
The other is described as around 6ft in tall, of a broad build with dark hair, dark stubble and very short hair that’s too short to style. He was wearing a dark, long-sleeved top and dark-coloured jogging bottoms.
Detective Constable Kenneth Wilson of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “This seemingly unprovoked attack happened in broad daylight on a busy street where lots of people would have been.
“I appreciate this was before the Christmas break but I’m asking people to think back a couple of weeks and tell us anything they remember or witnessed as this could help us find those responsible.
“Do you recognise the description of the men we want to speak to in connection with the incident? Did you see something that day but haven’t yet spoken to us? It’s not too late to contact us, you can speak directly to detectives or information can be passed on anonymously.”