The four assaults took place between Wednesday 12 October and Thursday 20 October 2022 in the late evening and early hours around Crumpsall Lane, Seymour Road, Albyn Avenue, Beckenham Road and Cheetham Hill Road in Manchester.
Victims of all four attacks that received non-life-threatening injuries are being supported by specialist officers as investigations continue.
Detective Inspector Michael Russell of GMP’s City of Manchester North District said: “I would, firstly, like to thank members of the public for their reaction to this incident - particularly for sharing our appeal on social media and contacting us with information which has assisted our investigation.
“One man has been arrested in connection with these four incidents and remains in custody for further enquiries.
“We are of course aware of the ongoing impact on the community and so additional patrols have been deployed to the Cheetham Hill area and this will continue for the foreseeable to help reassure the local community. Anyone who is concerned should speak to officers directly or call 111 with any concerns or information."