Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after security guard stabbed five times at Manchester shopping centre

The 42-year-old victim suffered five stab wounds in the attack earlier this month

A teenager has been arrested after a security guard was stabbed at Middleton shopping centre earlier this month.

The 42-year-old victim, who was working at the centre, suffered five stab wounds in the attack at around 12:50pm on Saturday, August 14.

Yesterday (Tuesday) a 19-year-old man was arrested by officers in Derbyshire on suspicion of attempted murder, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

He today remains in custody where he is being questioned by detectives.

The victim has since been discharged from hospital.

A 17-year-old boy was previously arrested in connection with the incident but was later released with no further action.

“Police are not looking for anyone further in relation to the incident at this time and enquiries are continuing at pace” GMP said in a statement today.

They are still appealing for anyone who may have information to contact them.

Information can be passed to police online via their website or by calling 101 quoting incident 1659 of 14/08/2021.

Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

In a recent study on the violence that many in the security industry face, conducted by this website, showed that:

51% of the security professionals we asked, said they are being subjected to verbal abuse every time they go to work and 36% claimed they were physically attacked on a monthly basis, with 26% saying they were attacked even more frequently,

Source – Manchester Evening News