A 20-year-old man has been charged after a stabbing in Whitefield as a police investigation into knife crime across the borough goes on.

On Monday, March 11, police were called to reports of a stabbing on Malton Avenue where a "male was found to have injuries that were not life-threatening". 

Oliver Gilchrist, of Richmond Close, Whitefield, will appear in court on Friday, April 19, after police were called to reports of a stabbing on a residential street last Monday.

Gilchrist has been remanded in custody charged with grievous bodily harm, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.

It is the fourth such incident to be reported to have happened in the borough last week.

Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Willis, of Greater Manchester Police's Bury district, said: “Our investigation is progressing well – we have made a total of seven arrests for the operation with our first charge coming today (Monday).

“Clearly this investigation is far from over and, as officers continue to carry out extensive enquiries, we are still appealing to members of the public with information which could assist us to share it.”

The first knife-related incident to be reported last week was a triple stabbing near Bury Market, also on Monday, March 11

Following the incident, three teenage boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16 were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and released on bail.

A third 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and has been released with no further action.

Then, last Wednesday, police were called to Whitefield Metrolink stop at around 11pm after an "offender" lunged at someone with a knife, during which no injuries were reported.

And on Thursday, on Parkhills Road, Bury, a 40-year-old man and three 16-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, following an altercation. Police say no serious injuries were reported.

Following "number of violent incidents" in Bury imposed section 60 stop and search powers across a large parts of Bury and Whitefield, and across the Metrolink system, which lasted until Saturday, March 16.

A section 60 authority grants police powers to search people in relation to criminal investigations.

Anyone with information should contact GMP via gmp.police.uk or 101 log 2664 of 11/03/24. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Officers have secured a charge in relation to a stabbing in Bury last week Oliver Gilchrist 26/12/2003 has been charged with section 18 assault, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.