A MAN in his late 30s has been seriously injured after he was attacked with a machete in Greater Manchester.

Armed cops rushed to Duchess Street near Trent Road in Shaw just before 6.45pm on Saturday. 


The victim was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Two men aged 23, and 51 remain in custody after being arrested nearby.

Police have told residents that there is no further risk to the area.

An eyewitness at the scene told Manchester Evening News that the victim was “not in a good way.”

Greater Manchester police said: "Shortly before 18:45hrs on Saturday 20th March 2021, police received reports of a male having been attacked by another male who was in possession of a machete. 

“Specialist armed officers were deployed to the scene, alongside colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service who provided medical assistance to the victim, a male in his late 30s.

“He has now been taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

“Two further males, aged 23 and 51, were arrested nearby on suspicion of serious assault and they remain in police custody. 

“There is not believed to be any wider risk to the local community.”

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