Latest in Manchester New Year’s Eve ‘terror’ stabbings


A 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing three people in Manchester’s Victoria train station on New Year’s Eve has been detained under the Mental Health Act while a counter-terrorism probe is still ongoing. Police are treating the stabbings as a terror attack.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) added that the suspect had “been assessed by specialist medical staff and detained under the Mental Health Act”.

“The counter-terrorism investigation remains ongoing. There is nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack, but confirming this remains a main priority for the investigation,” the police said in a statement.

A man and a woman suffered multiple stab wounds in the “frenzied” and “random” attack, assistant chief constable Russ Jackson told media.

A GMP spokesman also confirmed: “The police sergeant… was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his shoulder following the attack at the station.”