A WOMAN wearing a hijab who rushed to the aid of a couple stabbed in the Manchester terror attack victims have been widely praised. Two members of the public and a British Transport policeman suffered injuries due to the attack when an unidentified man ran amok as revellers were gearing up to celebrate the new year yesterday evening. Pictures from the scene show two of the victims, seemingly aged in their 50s, being helped by officers and members of the public. Some online commentators thought one of the women pictured should receive as much attention as the man who carried out what is thought by police to be a terror-related incident. Horrified passengers described hearing a "blood curdling scream" and were forced to run down the tracks after seeing a man wielding a 12-inch kitchen knife. The man was also heard screaming the phrase "Allahu Akbar" - Arabic for God is great - and "long live the Caliphate" - a possible reference to ISIS - during his arrest. Solicitor Nazir Afzal … [Read more...] about Woman with hijab praised for helping Manchester terror attack victims stabbed in train station rampage
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COPS are treating last night's triple-stabbing in Manchester as a terror attack and say the suspect used two knives to launch a "frenzied" attack on commuters. Three people, including a hero British Transport Police officer, were injured when the 25-year-old attacked them on a platform at Manchester Victoria Station around 9pm last night. Snapchat footage from outside Victoria station show the man screaming the phrase "Allahu Akbar" - Arabic for God is great - as he was bundled into a police van. Horrified passengers described hearing a "blood curdling scream" and were forced to run down the tracks after seeing a man wielding a 12-inch kitchen knife. However, the injured police officer and his colleagues have today been praised as heroes by their colleagues and Prime Minister Theresa May after the suspect was collared in front of terrified bystanders. Cops have now confirmed their probe into the vicious attack is being led by counter-terror police and it is being treated "as a … [Read more...] about Manchester Victoria stabbing – Knife rampage treated as terror after ‘Allahu Akbar’ screaming attacker, 25, stabs cop and couple on New Year’s Eve
THREE people, including a police officer, were stabbed at Manchester’s Victoria station on New Year’s Eve as revellers prepared to welcome in 2019. The incident was described as “critical” by police – here’s the latest. Is Manchester Victoria Station open yet and is the Metrolink stopping there? Manchester’s Victoria Station reopened at around 9.15am on New Year’s Day 2019, having been closed through the night following a stabbing. Metrolink trams are running in and out of the station once again but passengers have been warned to expect delays. Tram services resumed shortly after 10am. What happened in Manchester last night? A man wielding a 12-inch knife at Manchester’s Victoria station stabbed three people, including a police officer, at around 8.50pm on December 31, 2018. Greater Manchester police confirmed that a man and a woman – both in their 50s – were attacked first, before a British Transport Police officer was … [Read more...] about Is Manchester Victoria Station open and is the Metrolink stopping there?
British counter-terrorism police were investigating a multiple stabbing in which the suspect reportedly shouted "Allah" at a Manchester railway station on New Year's Eve, officials said Tuesday. A man and a woman, both in their 50s, and a police officer were being treated for knife injuries following the stabbings on Monday evening at Manchester Victoria station in the northwest English city. Witness Sam Clack, 38, a BBC radio producer, said he heard the suspect shouting "Allah" before and during the attack.He quoted the suspect as saying: "As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of shit is going to keep happening."The male suspect has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said in a statement.The woman suffered injuries to her face and abdomen and the man was wounded in the abdomen, while a British Transport Police officer sustained a stab wound to the shoulder.Their injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening. … [Read more...] about U.K. anti-terror cops probe stabbing at Manchester train station
A KNIFEMAN shouted "Allah" after stabbing three commuters at Manchester Victoria Station in a horrifying New Year's Eve attack, a witness has claimed. A British Transport Police officer, a female and a man were stabbed on the train platform just before 9pm. Passenger Sam Clark described how he heard a "blood curdling scream" down the platform before the attacker came towards him with a 12-inch kitchen knife. He said he almost jumped on the tracks to avoid the knifeman who shouted "Allah". He said cops used a Taser and pepper spray before "six or seven" officers jumped on the man. The station is currently on lockdown. Mr Clark, 38, said: "I just heard this most blood curdling scream and looked down the platform. "What it looked like was a guy in his 60s with a woman of similar age and another guy all dressed in black. "It looked like they were having a fight but she was screaming in this blood curdling way. Did you see the incident? If so, please contact [email protected] or … [Read more...] about Knifeman stabs at least three New Year’s revellers in frenzied attack at Manchester Victoria Station