Two police officers have been injured – one of them seriously – after being lashed with a sword in a brutal broad daylight attack. A 23-year-old man has been arrested after the officers were injured at around 1.50pm today in Manchester. The entire area is on lockdown.
Police have now closed off a number of roads while they investigate the horror. They also confirmed one of the officers is in hospital with serious injuries.
Greater Manchester Police tweeted: “A 23-year-old man has been arrested after a police officer was slashed with a sword in Whalley Range. “The incident happened about 1.50pm today (Sunday 25 March 2018) on Demesne Road. The officer is currently in hospital with serious injuries. A number of roads remain closed.”