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Man stabbed multiple times by a man he met on a dating app in Manchester

The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries

2019-03-27

A man was stabbed multiple times by a man he met on a dating app.

On Tuesday (March 26), the victim in his 20s was threatened in his car in Manchester by a man he had met up with earlier in the afternoon on a dating app.

The offender, who was the passenger in the car, threatened the man as they were parked and demanded he hand over his car keys before stabbing him several times.

He then fled the scene and the victim was taking to hospital with serious injuries.

According to Greater Manchester Police, the incident is linked to two other carjacking attempts that happened during this week.

Now, police have released an image of the man they’d like to speak with in connection to the attack.

Detective Inspector Gareth Jenkins, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “This is now the third attack following an attempted carjacking after an online dating app meeting and we’re working hard to find the man responsible.

“We have a CCTV image of a man we want to speak to as part of our investigation and I would appeal directly to the man to get in touch with us.

“We would also continue to encourage people using dating apps to always meet new people in public places and to let someone know where you’re going.

“If you have any information that could assist our investigation or if you recognise the man pictured, please get in touch as soon as possible.”