Manchester

Man, 80, stabbed at Whalley Range mosque during prayers

Clarendon Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim was attacked at a mosque on Clarendon Road

An 80-year-old man has been stabbed at a mosque during prayers.

He was attacked at the place of worship on Clarendon Road in Whalley Range, Manchester, at about 13:50 BST on Friday.

The man was taken to hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries. A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is in custody.

Greater Manchester Police said it was not thought to be a hate crime and appealed for witnesses.

Ch Insp Faz Zaman said: "People will understandably be concerned that an elderly man has been stabbed in a place of worship, but we believe this is an isolated incident."

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