A boy of 13 suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by four men in a supermarket car park.
The victim remains in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed several times at Asda in Longsight on Saturday night, say police.
The emergency services were called to Stanley Grove just after 7.10pm following reports that a boy had been stabbed.
He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but police said he was ‘stable’ today following treatment.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed shocking details of the incident in a statement released today (Sunday).
Four men, armed with ‘large bladed weapons’, were seen to approach the boy before attacking him and fleeing towards Stanley Grove.
All four men are described as wearing dark tracksuits with hoods.
One of the men was wearing a black gilet over his tracksuit with the hood up. The tracksuit had Adidas white stripes on the arms and legs and he wore a Gucci bag across his body.
He was wearing a black face mask with a black and white patterned bandana on his head.
Police have launched a hunt for the attackers and have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.
Patrols have been stepped up in Longsight and detectives are trawling through CCTV to identify and trace the culprits.
Detective Inspector Daniel Hadfield said: “This incident was nothing short of shocking. A 13-year-old boy has suffered some very serious injuries at the hands of four men, and we’re doing everything we can to trace those responsible.