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DETECTIVES in Wigan are appealing for a group of women to come forward after a 60-year-old man suffered a life-threatening head injury.

In the early hours of Monday, police received a report from Wigan Royal Infirmary that a man had been brought in with a serious head injury.

He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

It is believed the man suffered his injury outside Chicago Rock on King Street some time around 1.30am.

It is believed he was pushed over before falling backwards, striking his head on the pavement.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in custody for police questioning.

A 21-year-old man also arrested has been released without charge.

Detective Inspector Andy Cunliffe said: “CCTV has been studied and it is clear that there are a number of people outside Chicago Rock on King Street at the time the man sustained his injuries.

“We are particularly keen to speak to a group of women who were seen outside Chicago Rock just before the incident and I would ask this group or anyone else who may have been in the area between 1am and 2.30am on Monday to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1722 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.