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Boy, 17, arrested after three men are stabbed in Bury market

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after three men were stabbed in the market area of a Greater Manchester town.

The attack took place in Murray Road, Bury, at 12.15pm on Monday.

Police said the three men were taken to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Two of the men have been released from hospital while the third is being kept in.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have said a 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of a section 18 assault and is in custody for questioning.

The force is appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

They appealed for anyone who may have relevant footage from CCTV, mobile phones or dashcams to get in touch.

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Detective Chief Inspector John Charlton, of GMP's Bury division, said: "We believe this incident was a targeted attack and thankfully no one has suffered life-threatening injuries.

"There is not a threat to the wider public and we believe this was an isolated incident."

Residents may see "heightened patrols in the local area," he added.

DCI Charlton continued: "Don't be alarmed by this. Our officers are there to help, support and reassure the wider community."