A 13-year-old boy is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed at a tram stop in Tameside. 

Police said the teenager was in a ‘stable condition’ having suffered two stab wounds to the chest. 

Officers were called by North West Ambulance Service on Saturday, 6 February at around 8pm, to reports a boy had been stabbed.

A number of emergency services attended the incident at the Edge Lane Metrolink stop in Droylsden.

The boy was knifed following an altercation between a group of teenagers, police said. 

A 14-year-old boy has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody to be quizzed by detectives. 

Eyewitnesses said that a large police presence was in place with around ten emergency services vehicles in attendance on Saturday night. 

Images showed a significant police cordon around the scene and what appeared to be a battering ram lying on the floor.

A spokesperson for GMP said: “Shortly after 8pm on Saturday 6 February 2021, police were called by the ambulance service to a report that a boy had been stabbed at the Edge Lane Metrolink Stop, Droylsden.

“Officers attended and enquiries established that a 13-year-old boy had been stabbed following an altercation between a group of teenagers.

“The boy was taken to hospital with two stab wounds to the chest where he remains in a stable condition.

“A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

“He remains in custody for questioning.”

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