Manchester

Gorton machete attack puts man in hospital

Vine Street, Gorton Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim was taken to hospital after suffering a wounded leg in the attack

A man was attacked with a machete while walking home in the early hours.

The 24-year-old victim was walking along Vine Street, Gorton, Greater Manchester, at about 01.00 BST when he was set upon near the junction with Burstead Street.

He was taken to hospital with a serious wound to his leg, which needed stitches.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault and remains in police custody.

Det Sgt Jim Slack, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "We believe there were other people in the area at the time who may have seen the incident and may have assisted the victim.

"I am keen for them to come forward and help us establish the circumstances of this attack."

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