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A man reportedly had his throat slit during a violent gang brawl at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester Getty

A Manchester man reportedly had his throat slit last night after rival gangs clashed in a turf war in Piccadilly Gardens.

The victim was slashed in the stomach and windpipe when a group of 12 men in their 20s fought rivals in Manchester city centre.

The man who sustained the stab wounds was rushed to a Manchester hospital after the attack at 10.20pm and remains in a serious condition, the Manchester Evening News reported.

It is believed the assault is linked to a suspected drugs turf war.

Witnesses described how one group of men were talking in Piccadilly Gardens before some of the men broke away and walked towards a nearby subway.

Other men were then seen coming into Piccadilly Gardens from the bus station before one of the men brandished a knife.

The stabbed man was found collapsed on a grassed area before paramedics rushed him to hospital.

Police are now investigating blood that was splattered across the area.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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