Boy, 10, rushed to hospital after stabbing at house in Bolton

A TEN-year-old boy has reportedly been stabbed at a house in Bolton.

Armed police swooped on the scene along with five ambulance after the incident unfolded in the suburb Great Lever at 3pm.

Police have said a manhunt is now underway for the knifeman, reports the BBC.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed the child was taken to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

The service said the boy was "alert" when they were treating him at the scene.

A second person was also treated by paramedics for unspecified injuries.

The Manchester Evening News reports the boy was stabbed at a house in Bridgeman Street.

Neighbours spoke of their horror as up to seven police cars swooped on the quiet residential road as a chopper circled over the area.

One neighbour said: "It’s such a quiet street, I came outside and there was a helicopter overhead. I’ve never seen anything like it."

They added: "I always see that little boy walking down the street with his mum and I know them to wave to, I really hope he’s okay."

Pictures show officers in full forensics gear entering a property which was behind a police cordon.

Local resident Emma Cullis said: "When I first came out of my house and saw all the police.

"I thought someone had been run over. Then I heard it was even worse."

Forensics officers could be seen searching through the front garden of a house.

Meanwhile, neighbour Emma Collins said: “They’re such a quiet family, I don’t think the kids really play out.

"Just a really nice family."

Another neighbour said: "He’s just a normal, happy little boy. I can’t believe this has happened."

One local added: "God, this is awful. I really hope he’s okay."

And another local said: "I came out of the house and there was a helicopter circling for quite a while.

"We don’t know if the boy is okay and that’s really worrying."

The Sun Online has contacted Greater Manchester Police for comment.

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