Manchester stabbings suspect detained under mental health laws

Media captionManchester stabbing: Police restrain suspect

A man arrested over the Manchester terrorist attack in which three people were stabbed has been detained under mental health laws, police say.

The 25-year-old was being held on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack on New Year’s Eve at the city’s Victoria railway station.

Police said there was “nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack”.

A property in the Cheetham Hill area of the city continues to be searched.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said the suspect had “been assessed by specialist staff and detained under the Mental Health Act”.

The three victims were taken to a nearby hospital with “serious” but not life-threatening injuries.

A woman, aged in her 50s, suffered injuries to her face and stomach, while a man – also in his 50s – has injuries to his stomach.

Image caption Police raided a house in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester

The officer, a police sergeant in his 30s, sustained knife wounds to his shoulder during the attack, but has since been released from hospital.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson, of…

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