POLICE are hunting for a woman after a stabbing this afternoon, Wednesday.

Officers were sent to Elliott Street in Tyldesley shortly after 4.10pm to reports that a woman had been stabbed there.

Emergency services arrived at the scene and a 39-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment.

An air ambulance was spotted nearby.

Police are now searching the area for a woman who fled the scene before officers attended.

A description of the suspect has not been released.

No arrests have been made.

If you have any information contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1,696 of May 13, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.