Wythenshawe stab victim leaves hospital as police make new appeal for witnesses

A man who was stabbed in Benchill has been discharged from hospital as police make a fresh appeal for witnesses to the incident.

The 25-year-old victim has left hospital following the attack last weekend in which he received a single stab wound to the chest and is receiving ongoing care to aid his recovery.

Police want the public’s help to identify a man and a woman believed to be nearby.

At around 3.20am on Saturday 2 May 2015, police were called by paramedics to an address on Chesham Avenue, Benchill following reports that a man had been stabbed.

The man was treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital for surgery.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, and two women, aged 45 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been bailed until June 2015 pending further enquiries.

Police investigating the stabbing are now trying to identify a man and a woman who were seen, along with their dark coloured vehicle, on Chesham Avenue at the time of the incident and are believed to have left a short time after.

Detective Inspector Gareth Davies said: “We are keen to identify this man and woman who were stood on Chesham Avenue at around 3.10am on Saturday 2 May, before then leaving in a dark coloured vehicle.

“Unfortunately we don’t have much of a description or any images of the pair and their dark vehicle but we are issuing this appeal to the public in the hope that somebody may have seen them around the time of this incident who could give us more information to help identify them.

“When an incident like this happens, I understand it can cause a massive amount of distress and people may be worried to come forward but I want to reassure any potential witness that we will not reveal their identity.

“This young man is very lucky to be alive after the violent attack left him fighting for his life. If anybody thinks they may have seen the pair or the vehicle or who knows who they are then please contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4983 or 101.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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