Man stabbed in the back outside Manchester nightclub

Scene outside V20
Image caption The man was stabbed outside V20 on Grosvenor Street at 04:15 GMT

A man is in a serious condition after he was stabbed in the back outside a nightclub in Manchester city centre.

Police said the 29-year-old was stabbed once during the incident outside V20, on Grosvenor Street, at about 04:15 GMT.

He was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers said they are keen to speak to three men who were seen running away from the area.

Det Insp Paul Parker said: "Officers have spoken to a number of people at the club, but I know there are more people out there who need to tell us what they saw.

"We are working hard to find those responsible and we will do all we can to bring them to justice."

One man, believed to have been carrying a knife, is described as white, in his late 20s, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build and dressed in dark clothing.

Another is described as black, in his early 20s, about 5ft 9in tall and of muscular build.

A third man is described as black, about 5ft 6in tall, of skinny build with short shaved hair.

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