Manchester stabbing attack a “terror-related incident”, police say

THE horrific stabbing of three people in Manchester on New Years Eve is being treated as a “terror-related incident”, UK police have confirmed.

A man and woman aged in their 50s, along with a police officer aged in his 30s, were seriously injured after being stabbed at Manchester Victoria railway station just before 9.00pm on Monday.

Counter-terrorism police have since arrested a 25-year-old man over the stabbing attack.


They say he has been assessed by specialist medical staff and is being detained under the Mental Health Act while officers continue to search an address where he recently lived in Cheetham Hill.

“There is nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack, but confirming this remains a main priority for the investigation,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

“The Counter Terrorism investigation remains ongoing.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked emergency services for their work.

“My thoughts are with those who were injured in the suspected terrorist attack in Manchester last night,” Ms May Tweeted.

“I thank the emergency services for their courageous response.”


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