Manchester 'rough sleeper feud' stabbing leaves four injured

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Image caption Police cordoned off Market Street near the tram stop

A stabbing in which four people were hurt was a feud between rough sleepers, a councillor has said.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers were called to Market Street in Manchester at about 18:20 GMT on Sunday, where they Tasered and arrested a 30-year-old man.

One of the injured people was taken to hospital.

City centre councillor Pat Karney tweeted that it was "a rough sleeper feuding with other rough sleepers".

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Image caption There was a large police presence in the city centre after the stabbings

The arrested man was held on suspicion of serious assault after a Taser was deployed, GMP said.

Appealing for information, a force spokesman said it was "being treated as an isolated incident and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the public".

Part of Piccadilly Gardens was cordoned off and Metrolink services were affected, but Transport for Greater Manchester tweeted that roads had reopened at about 21:00.

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