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Teenager stabbed – Clayton

November 16, 2012, 11:23 am

A teenage boy was stabbed and his friend robbed in Clayton.

The 17-year-old boy sustained a small stab wound to the lower left hand side of his back as a result of the attack, which happened on Iredine Street at about 5.45pm on 31 October 2012.

He and two friends were on their way to the shops on Ashton New Road when they were confronted by two men outside Greggs.

The two men followed them onto Iredine Street and then snatched one of the boy’s mobile phone. One of the offenders then stabbed the 17-year-old boy with a knife, before running off.

The boy was treated in hospital for his injuries.

Police have now released an efit of the offender with the knife and are appealing to anyone who recognises him to come forward.

Detective Constable Louise Kelly said: “This senseless and violent attack happened on Halloween and unfortunately the teenager and his friends will remember this night for all the wrong reasons.

“In some senses the victim is lucky because any time a knife is used, it has the potential to cause serious, and in some cases, fatal injuries but thankfully this young man will make a full recovery.

“However, in no way should that diminish the gravity of this offence. We are looking for a dangerous individual with a propensity for violence and who has no qualms about stabbing someone all for a mobile phone.

“One of the victims has been brave enough to help our forensic imaging specialists compile an efit of the main offender, so I would ask people in the Clayton community to look very carefully at the image and if you recognise this person, please call us.”

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