TWO more teenagers have been arrested after a stabbing outside a restaurant in Whitefield.

A 16-year-old boy was left with "life-changing" injuries after being attacked outside eastZeast in Bury New Road shortly before 9.55pm on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital where he remains for treatment.

One officer who attended the scene revealed that between 50 to 60 youngsters were involved in what he described as a "mass brawl".

The victim was found lying against the wall in an alley between eastZeast and Ivano's Italian restaurant.

Chris Clayton, head chef at Ivano's, said: "Two teenagers ran into our restaurant some time after 9pm. They were scared. They had been at someone's 14th or 15th birthday party at eastZeast. They were saying that their friend had been stabbed.

"We phoned the police. There was a lot of screaming and shouting outside.

"The young lad who had been stabbed was on the floor lying against the wall in the alley between the two restaurants.

"He was bleeding. One of our chefs fetched him a couple of towels and offered help.

"It wasn't long before the ambulance and police arrived."

This morning, a 15-year-old girl was arrested and is being questioned by officers on suspicion of violent disorder.

Last night, a 16-year-old boy was also arrested on suspicion of the same offence and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

It brings the total number of teenagers arrested in connection with the stabbing to seven.

Three teenagers remain on bail, while one has been released under investigation, and another has been released with no further action.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8181 quoting reference number 2442 of 30/03/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.