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A teenage girl was seriously injured after being stabbed in the playground of her school in south Manchester. The 14-year-old was taken to hospital after the shocking attack, at Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury at about 1.10pm.

Her condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

A boy, who is also 14, has been arrested.

A statement issued by Greater Manchester Police said: “Colleagues from North West Ambulance Service also attended the scene, where a 14-year-old girl had sustained serious, but not life-threatening, injuries, believed to have been caused by a sharp instrument.

“She remains in hospital for treatment and is being supported by specially trained detectives.”

The statement continued: “A 14-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and taken into custody for questioning.

“A scene is still in place whilst investigations are ongoing.

“GMP are working with the local authority and the school to ensure that any child impacted by these events is offered the right care and support.”

Express.co.uk has also contacted North West Ambulance Service for comment.

Parrs Wood is a coeducational school for pupils aged 11-18.

Opened in 1967, in 2008, it was the fourth-largest school in the UK, with 2030 pupils.

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