Three treated for injuries after ‘knife attack’ at railway station

A knifeman shouted "Allah" after attacking and stabbing innocent commuters at a train station, an eye-witness said.

Sam Clack, a BBC producer, was on a platform at Manchester Victoria railway station waiting for a tram when he witnessed the attack.

British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed three people, including a police officer, was injured in the stabbing.

Mr Clack, 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.

"I saw police in high-viz come towards him.

"He came towards me. I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good, 12 inch blade.

"It was just fear, pure fear."

Mr Clack, on his way to catch a tram home, said police officers used a Taser and pepper spray before, "six or seven" officers jumped on the man.

Mr Clack, who is from Newcastle but is working in Manchester for the BBC, said as the suspect was held down, he said: "As long as you keep bombing other countries this sort of shit is going to keep happening."

He said it looked like both the man in his 60s and the woman with him had been stabbed but both were conscious and were walked to a waiting ambulance.

BTP said they were called at 8.52pm to reports of man with a knife who has been detained.

Two members of the public have been taken to hospital with knife injuries and a BTP officer is being treated for a knife wound to the shoulder.