Victims of Manchester station stabbing speak out

The stabbing happened at Victoria Station on New Year's Eve
The stabbing happened at Victoria Station on New Year's Eve

The couple injured during a crazed knife attack at Manchester Victoria Station have released a statement following their ordeal.

The victims, a man and woman in their 50s, were stabbed at the city centre station at around 9.50pm on New Year's Eve.

They were taken to hospital with "serious" but non life-threatening injuries.

A police officer also received a stab wound to his shoulder but has since been released from hospital.

In a statement released via Greater Manchester Police today, they said: “We would like to thank the men and women from British Transport Police who ran into danger to protect us, as well as the paramedics and hospital employees who have shown great care and skill in looking after us.

“We also want to say thank you to GMP for their ongoing support, our families for their care and concern, our friends and the wider public.

“We hope this incident does not divide communities or create tensions.

“Now we would like to be left in peace to make a full recovery.”

Following the incident a suspect was initially arrested but was then detained under the Mental Health Act.

A counter-terrorism investigation in currently underway but police believe that the man was acting alone.