In a brutal stabbing incident, a machete-wielding bandit ‘cuts off a man’s finger.’
During a grisly stabbing attack in Manchester, a man had his “finger ripped off” in front of frightened customers.
Following the attack at 7.10pm on Monday, August 2, in Bury Old Road, Salford, the victim, in his 30s, was carried to hospital with “possibly life-changing injuries.” Surprising CCTV footage saw two men encircling the man before one of them brandished a machete. The victim was then seen crouching on the street’s pavement while he was stabbed with the knife, while cars and shoppers went by.
The men were then spotted fleeing from the camera’s view.
The motivation for the attack has yet to be determined, and it is unclear whether the guys knew each other.
An eyewitness claimed to have seen the victim’s finger “cut off,” however Greater Manchester Police have not confirmed this to This website.
“I saw two guys running to the taxi, then the machete swung and a guy’s finger was hacked off,” they told Manchester Evening News.
“He was telling us to look for his finger,” says the narrator.
“I’m still stunned. It’s a disaster.”
According to a Greater Manchester Police spokesman, officers were dispatched to complaints of a stabbing.
He also stated that no arrests had been made as of yet.
“Police were called to Bury Old Road, Salford, about 7.10pm on Monday, August 2, 2021, to a complaint of a stabbing,” the statement said.
“Emergency services are currently on scene, and investigations have revealed that a male has been stabbed.
“A 30-year-old man was transported to the hospital with significant and potentially life-threatening injuries.
“At this time, no arrests have been made, and investigations are ongoing.”
A squad of police officers kept people away from the cordons around the area, according to images from the scene.
Police vans and other emergency vehicles were also seen at the location.
At the location, forensic officers were also seen doing their investigations.
Anyone with information can call 101 or 0161 856 5168 and mention incident number 2626 from August 2nd.
Details can also be sent via the live online chat option at www.gmp.police.uk.
Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.