A MAN is in hospital with slash injuries after and three children arrested after violence erupted at Radcliffe Tram Station.

Police were called to the tram stop in Spring Lane just before 7pm to report of a gang of males with weapons.

The station was cordoned off and passengers were diverted to Bury or Whitefield as an investigation got underway.

Police believe a stabbing may have also taken place.

Officers have arrested three children on suspicion of assault.

They are in custody for questioning.

Forensics officers were at the scene last night and the station has reopened to commuters today.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 6.45pm on Sunday 10 October 2021 police were called to a report of males with weapons and a possible stabbing at the Metrolink Stop on Spring Lane in Radcliffe.

"Officers have attended and one man has been taken to hospital with slash injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

"Three juveniles have been detained on suspicion of section 18 assault and remain in custody for questioning.

"Anyone with information about this incident should contact police on 0161 856 8172 quoting log 2852 of 10.10.21. Alternatively details can be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

This comes amid a recent police crack down on crime and anti-social behaviour across the Manchester public transport network in response to increasing reports of disorder.

Last week GMP Bury stated: "Officers are out patrolling the public transport network to tackle and reduce ASB & Criminality, working with partners such as TfGM to reassure you as you travel on the network."