A MAN has been arrested in Crewe in connection with the stabbing of a taxi driver in Manchester.

At 1.40pm on Tuesday, November 21, officers from Cheshire Police arrested a 31-year-old man in Market Street on suspicion of attempted murder.

The arrest was made on behalf of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), in connection with a stabbing that took place in Ruskin Avenue, Moss Side, on Saturday, November 11.

The 42-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries but has since been discharged to continue his recovery at home.

It is believed that the driver had picked up a man in Dickenson Road, Longsight, before driving to Ruskin Avenue.

The customer allegedly started arguing over the cost of the fare before repeatedly stabbing the driver. He then fled the scene leaving him seriously injured.

Det Insp Geoff Machent, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “We have been carrying out significant enquiries since this disgusting attack on a taxi driver as he attempted to do his job and an arrest has now been made.

“Yesterday afternoon a 31-year-old man was arrested in Crewe on suspicion of attempted murder and he will be transported to GMP custody for questioning today.”

Anyone with information in relation to the incident should call 101, ask for GMP and quote incident number 2017 of November 11.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.