Boy, 16, seriously hurt in Manchester park hammer attack

Chapel Street Park Image copyright Google
Image caption The teenager is seriously ill in hospital after the "brutal" hammer attack

A 16-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a "brutal" hammer attack at a park, police said.

The teenager suffered head injuries in the attack in Chapel Street Park in Levenshulme, Manchester, on Friday.

He is in hospital in a "serious, but stable" condition following the attack at 18:00 BST.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said it is thought he was hit with a hammer and appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

Det Insp Brian Morley said: "We are currently trying to piece together exactly what happened and the possible motive behind it.

"A 16-year-old boy has been badly injured with what we believe could be a hammer, but we are still following a number of lines of enquiry."

He urged anyone who saw anything to get in touch with police.

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