Male, 21, in hospital with life threatening injuries after being assaulted by machetes

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    A 21-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after an assault in Rochdale.

    Emergency services were called to the scene on Bentley Street at around 9:45 pm yesterday evening (5th October).

    Initial police enquiries found the male had been seriously assaulted by a group of males with machetes.

    No arrests have been made.

    A cordon is in place in the area this morning and police are continuing their investigations.

    A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “At around 9.45 pm on Tuesday 5 October 2021 police received a report of a collision and a male being assaulted on Bentley Street, Rochdale.

    “Emergency services attended and enquiries established a 21-year-old man was seriously assaulted by a group of males with machetes.

    “He has been taken to hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.

    “Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made. A scene remains in place this morning.”

    Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8067 or 101 quoting incident 2938 of 05/10/21.

    Alternatively, details can be passed via GMP’s LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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