Manchester Arndale centre – Several injured in multiple stabbings

Emergency services treat people wounded in attack at shopping centre

Several people have been injured after police were called to a series of stabbings at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre.

Greater Manchester police confirmed “multiple people” had been injured in the attacks on Friday morning.

Video footage and photographs showed armed police officers around the Exchange Square side of the shopping centre. One clip showed officers using a Taser and holding a man to the ground before arresting him.

In other clips and pictures posted on Twitter, a large number of emergency service vehicles were seen arriving at the centre.

It is unknown whether the attacks have resulted in any fatalities but a spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said paramedics had treated four people.

Footage showed people being taken away on stretchers, and members of the public were asked to stay away from the shopping centre.

More details soon …