TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 11 at around 8.45pm on Pennine Drive, Parr.

The boy is reported to have been stabbed in the thigh by a youth who was part of a group of "six to seven" others.

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.

A 17-year-old boy from Newton-le-Willows and a 17 year-old boy from Bury have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding with intent

Both remain in custody.

A neighbour who stopped the attack described what happened.

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