Tackling knife crime is high on the agenda, a councillor has said after another attack in Radcliffe over the weekend.

Emergency services were called to Water Street at 11.30am on Sunday when a 34-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police said they were treating the attack as an isolated incident,with no threat to the wider public."

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In August of this year, a 30-year-old man was stabbed in the chest on Dumers Lane.

There was another on Bury Street also in Radcliffe on June 17 where two males were arrested on suspicion of wounding a male with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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Leader of Radcliffe First Councillor Mike Smith said: “Knife crime is not a problem that can be solved overnight, it requires long term and sustained planning from both law enforcement, engagement and education professionals.

“I believe that in Bury, our police force is committed to tackling crime in all its forms and knife crime is high on the agenda.

“Knife crime affects not just the victims but their families and the wider community.

“I would advise anyone with information or suspicion to contact the police or Crimestoppers so we can target areas of concern.”