Man arrested after dad is stabbed in the street in front of his toddler son

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a dad was stabbed in the street in front of his toddler son.

The horrific attack occurred just before midday on Southdown Crescent in Manchester, leaving the 31-year-old victim fighting for his life.

The road was closed off for several hours on Sunday and a forensic tent was placed over a white Ford as officers gathered evidence.

Detective Inspector John Robb said on Monday: “A man has been arrested after a man was stabbed in Blackley.

“We now have a man in custody following this shocking attack, but our enquiries do not stop here.

“Shortly after 11.40am yesterday morning, police received a report that a man had been stabbed on Southdown Crescent.

“The 31-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

“A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“He remains in custody for questioning.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

He continued: “We’re requesting that anyone who witnessed what happened, or anyone with information that can assist us, to get in touch with us immediately.”

Emergency crews were first called to Southdown Crescent shortly before midday on Sunday to reports of a stabbing.

The quiet street, off Charlestown Road, was closed for several hours as officers carried out their enquiries.

A spokesperson on Monday added that the victim remained in a serious condition in hospital.