Rochdale stabbing: Woman 'left with knife in neck'

Scene of stabbing in Rochdale
Image caption The attack happened near near Oldham Road, Rochdale, on Thursday evening

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was left with a knife in her neck.

The 30-year-old sex worker was hit and knocked to the ground then stabbed in the neck, near Oldham Road, Rochdale, on Thursday evening.

A man demanded money but fled empty handed, Greater Manchester Police said.

Det Ch Insp Sarah Jones said: "This was an unprovoked and vicious attack on a sex worker which left her with a knife in her neck."

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment but was later released.

The arrested man is aged 29, said police.

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