Dukinfield man charged after Stalybridge stabbing

A 38-year-old man from Dukinfield has appeared in court after a 25-year-old man was stabbed in Stalybridge last weekend. 

Tony Coombs, of Lodge Green, was charged with a Section 18 assault (causing grievous bodily harm with intent), attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article. 

He appeared at Stockport Magistrates' Court on Tuesday but did not enter a plea and has been remanded in custody to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court for trial on 21 July. 

The male victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries but was in a stable condition following the attempted mugging. 

It happened on Portland Place on Sunday evening (June 21) at around 6.30pm, when the man received a stab wound to the back and the suspect fled the scene. 

Coombs was found and arrested on Caroline Street in Stalybridge on Monday afternoon on suspicion of a section 18 assault, Greater Manchester Police's Tameside North and East team said. 

It followed enquiries and searches of a number of addresses by the Tameside District Tasking Team. 

He was charged in the early hours of Tuesday morning after being interviewed by detectives from Tameside's CID team. 


Main image:

A police cordon in place at Portland Place in Stalybridge following the incident. Photo: Nigel Wood. 

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