Stabbing: Second man arrested

Scene of Crime Officers at work where a 59-year-old man was stabbed coming out of a house on Worcester Avenue, Hindley
Scene of Crime Officers at work where a 59-year-old man was stabbed coming out of a house on Worcester Avenue, Hindley
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A SECOND man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a sickening knife attack.

Police say they are now questioning two men - both aged 26 - after a 59 year old man was stabbed 12 times on Worcester Avenue, Hindley on Sunday morning.

At about 9.55am the victim was just leaving a relative’s home when he was confronted by two men.

The offenders demanded the keys to his white C220 Mercedes 11 plate and then stabbed the man 12 times, leaving him with serious injuries to his arms and his neck.

The duo fled without the car, running down Worcester Avenue and then through a ginnel towards Smithwood Avenue.

Two men, both aged 26, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and both remain in police custody for questioning.

The victim remains in hospital in a serious condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he continues to make good progress in his recovery.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5307 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.