A 15-year-old girl was stabbed in the stomach after 'two males' approached her in a Bolton street.

Police were called to reports of the 'incredibly frightening' incident in Chorley New Road, Horwich, at 11.50pm on Friday (October 22).

The young victim was approached by two males - believed to be in their late teens - before being stabbed in the stomach.

Detectives say they believe the girl was not the intended target.

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She was taken to hospital with 'minor injuries' and has since been discharged.

No arrests have been made.

Police have now issued an appeal for information in connection with the attack, which is believed to have happened near to the junction with Victoria Road.

Detective Inspector Andy Wright of GMP's Bolton district said: "Understandably this was an incredibly frightening ordeal for the young girl and thankfully she only sustained minor injuries, but the outcome could have been far worse.

"We've been following all available lines of enquiry to establish the full circumstances and we are currently treating this as an isolated incident, however, we do not believe the victim was the intended target.

"Detectives are continuing to investigate to ensure we identify the males responsible and bring them to justice but I would urge anyone who may have been in the area and has information to come forward and assist police."

Anyone with information or video footage should contact police on 0161 856 5757 or 101 quoting 3574 of 22/10/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.