Man in serious condition after stabbing at Parklife music festival in Manchester

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Audience members watch Becky Hill perform during Parklife at Heaton Park on September 12, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
Thousands of people attended the Parklife music festival at Heaton Park in Manchester at the weekend. (Getty)

 A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed at a music festival.

The 22-year-old was stabbed at the Parklife festival at Heaton Park in Manchester on Sunday.

Police were alerted to the alleged incident at about 6.30pm by security staff at the venue.

Greater Manchester Police said the victim had suffered a leg injury.

He was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition, the force said.

The incident happened on the second night of the festival.

About 160,000 people attended the festival over its two days.

Police say they are investigating and following up a number of lines of enquiry.

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A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers were called just after 6.30pm this evening (12 September, 2021) by security staff at Parklife to a report of a stabbing. 

“A 22-year-old man suffered a leg injury and was taken to hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition.

“Detectives launched an investigation and a number of lines of enquiry are being followed up.”

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