A TEENAGER was stabbed during an attack last night, detectives have confirmed.

The youngster was wounded in the thigh by a youth who was part of a group of "six to seven" others.

The attack happened on Pennine Drive, Parr shortly before 8.45pm on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for a non-life-threatening wound to his thigh.

An attempt was also made to stab one of the victim's friends. This attempted assault was by another member of the larger group, police say.

Detectives say the group, including the offenders, made off towards Gaskell Park in the direction of Havanna Flash, Parr.

Earlier today, officers arrested a 17-year-old male from the Newton area in connection with the attack.

CCTV, forensic and witness enquiries are continuing, with detectives wanting to hear from anyone with information.

The street in Parr was cordoned off last night.

Detective Inspector Tony O’Brien said: "We will not tolerate knife crime in our community and this attack is completely unacceptable.

"We urgently need to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw or has since heard anything.

"Thankfully the victim was not more seriously injured, but this was a frightening incident for the victim and his friend.

"I would ask any person who was in the vicinity yesterday evening who saw the group, or if anyone has any CCTV, mobile phone or dashcam footage relating to this incident, to contact the investigation team.

"Knife crime devastates families and communities, both of victims and offenders. We are determined to find those responsible and remove them and their weapons from the streets."

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 0939 of 11/9/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.