Four teenagers taken to hospital after mass stabbing

Four teenagers taken to hospital after mass stabbing

Four teenagers are taken to hospital after mass stabbing outside an Oldham leisure centre left injured youths begging local shopkeepers for help

  • Police were scrambled to Oldham Leisure centre at around 4.30pm yesterday 
  • Two of them stumbled into a local takeaway where staff called an ambulance
  • Injuries of victims, aged 16 and 19, are not believed to be life-threatening 

Four teenagers were rushed to hospital after a mass stabbing outside a leisure centre in Greater Manchester. 

Police were scrambled to Oldham leisure centre at around 4.30pm yesterday to reports of four youths aged between 16 and 19 being stabbed. 

Two of the victims stumbled into a nearby takeaway where staff had to use paper towels to stem the bleeding. 

The other two are believed to have staggered into the sports centre. All four were rushed to hospital where they were treated for serious injuries. 

Police were scrambled to Oldham leisure centre at around 4.30pm yesterday to reports of four youths aged between 16 and 19 being stabbed

A police cordon is pictured outside Oldham leisure centre in Greater Manchester after a mass stabbing last night 

Adeel Shazad, who owns Kebabish Peri Peri across the road, has described how two of the young men sought refuge in the shop after being seriously injured.

Staff alerted the emergency services and gave the teenagers first aid, using paper towels to try to stem the bleeding, until medics arrived.

Adeel said: ‘The staff here looked after the lads, they came running in, bloodied up.

‘We got lots of paper towels, we had to phone an ambulance, the police turned up.

‘One of my staff, Azhar, was with them until the ambulance arrived, and he went out to the ambulance with them.

Two of the victims stumbled into a nearby takeaway where staff had to use paper towels to stem the bleeding before police (pictured) arrived

‘I’m really proud of him for what he did. He’s really shocked by what happened. I told him to go home after but he didn’t want to. I’m proud of my staff.

‘I’ve served the lads in here before, they’re only young, I’m in shock’.

Two other young men are thought to have run into the sports centre, where they were helped by staff.

Greater Manchester Police say the injuries are serious but are not currently believed to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made. No further details about the incident have so far been released.

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