Two men have been stabbed at Manchesters PARKLIFE FESTIVAL in Heaton Park. The first of the two day event; which was being headlined by Snoop Dogg, saw two people stabbed during a brawl inside the festival. Three further people have been injured in separate assaults.
One of the two men stabbed were taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary with serious but non-life threatening injuries; he is currently in a stable condition. The second man was treated onsite.
Speaking about the events Chief Inspector Gary Simpson says:
“There have been a few isolated incidents at Parklife Weekender Festival which we believe have involved a weapon and have caused to injuries to five men. As a result, GMP have instigated an investigation which has resulted in two men being arrested at the venue.
Further unruly scenes have been seen at the festival as the bus shuttle link was suspended for a short period of time as festival goers broke down the fence lines causing a security issue.
The festival will see Oxford band Foals headline the second day of the event; with London Grammar and Disclosure also set to play.