A MAN is in critical condition after being stabbed in Flixton this morning (Tuesday, July 31).

The attack happened around 2am in Lowther Gardens, Flixton, near Trafford High School.

Paramedics called police to the scene at 2.05am after learning the victim had been attacked.

The ambulance service took the 26-year-old to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Police arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of section 18 assault in the early hours of this morning. He remains in custody for questioning.

Further enquiries are being carried out and police want to speak to anyone who may have information that can assist the investigation.

Detective Inspector Paul Copplestone, of GMP’s Trafford borough, said: “Earlier today we were called by the ambulance service to Lowther Gardens following reports that a man had been stabbed.

“He remains in hospital in a critical condition at this time and we have a man in custody. However, we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information that can assist us.

“I appreciate this happened in the early hours of the morning but someone may have heard a disturbance or have information about exactly where the incident may have occurred.

“If you think you may have heard or seen something then please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 7555, quoting incident number 164 of 31/07/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.