Teenage girl, 14, is rushed to hospital after being stabbed at school

Teenage girl, 14, is rushed to hospital after being stabbed at school – as police question arrested 14-year-old boy

  • The girl was attacked at Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury at around 1.10pm
  • She was taken to hospital in an ambulance and will spend overnight there 

A teenage girl has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after she was stabbed at school.

The 14-year-old girl was attacked at Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury, Manchester, at around 1.10pm today. 

She will spend overnight in hospital and although she has serious injuries, they are not thought to be life-threatening. 

The 14-year-old girl was attacked at Parrs Wood High School (pictured) in Didsbury at around 1.10pm

The 14-year-old girl was attacked at Parrs Wood High School (pictured) in Didsbury at around 1.10pm

Manchester Evening News reports that the attack took place in the playground and that she was stabbed with a ‘sharp instrument’ – with police confirming it was not a knife. 

The girl was taken to hospital via ambulance and a 14-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and taken into custody for questioning. 

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of an incident at a school at Parrs Wood High School, Wilmslow Road in East Didsbury at around 1.10pm this afternoon, Tuesday 24 January 2023.

‘Colleagues from North West Ambulance Service also attended the scene, where a 14-year-old girl had sustained serious, but not life-threatening, injuries, believed to have been caused by a sharp instrument.

‘She remains in hospital for treatment and is being supported by specially trained detectives.

‘A 14-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and taken into custody for questioning.

‘A scene is still in place whilst investigations are ongoing. GMP are working with the local authority and the school to ensure that any child impacted by these events is offered the right care and support.’

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1472 of 24 January 2023. 

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