Girl, 15, is stabbed in the stomach ‘by teenage boys in case of mistaken identity’ while walking down street in Bolton

After ‘two males approached her in Bolton Street, a 15-year-old girl was stabbed in her stomach.

Police were called to the scene of the ‘incredibly scary’ incident at Chorley New Road in Horwich on Friday at 11.50pm.

Two males approached the young victim, believed to be in their late teens, before stabbing him in the stomach.

Detectives believe that the girl was not the intended victim. She was discharged from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries. No arrests were made.

Police were called to reports of the 'incredibly frightening' incident in Chorley New Road, Horwich, at 11.50pm on Friday

Police were called to the scene of an ‘incredibly frightening’ incident at Chorley New Road in Horwich at 11.50pm Friday

Police are now asking for information in relation to the attack.

Detective Inspector Andy Wright, GMP’s Bolton area said that it was an extremely frightening ordeal for the young lady. She only suffered minor injuries but it could have been worse.

“We have been following all avenues of inquiry to establish the full circumstances. We are currently treating this incident as an isolated incident. However, we don’t believe that the victim was the intended victim.

“Detectives continue to investigate to ensure that we identify the males involved and bring them to justice. I urge anyone who was in the area and has any information to come forward to help police.”

Anyone with information or video footage should call the police on 0161 856 565757 or 101 and quote 3574 of 22/10/21.