A serving GMP officer who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been ruled out of enquiries.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing on Halifax Road in Rochdale just after 10pm on Friday (September 24).

Emergency services attended and found a 27-year-old man with severe injuries.

He was rushed to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, a spokesman for GMP confirmed.

Three men aged 24, 32 and 53 were later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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The 32-year-old man - a serving GMP officer - was ruled out of enquiries after being questioned.

In a statement, GMP said: “Police were called to Halifax Road in Rochdale just after 10pm on Friday 24 September following reports of a stabbing.

“Emergency services attended and found a 27-year-old man with serious injuries. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious, but not life-threatening condition.

“Three men aged 24, 32 and 53 were later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“The 32-year-old man - a serving GMP officer - was ruled out of enquiries after being questioned.

“The 24-year-old and 53-year-old men have been released under investigation."

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact police via LiveChat on our website, www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 quoting log 3227 of 24/09/21. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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