Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman.

Martin Laithwaite, 50, of Westwell Grove has today (Friday) been charged with attempted murder.

He was remanded into custody and appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today.

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Shortly before 3am on Thursday, October 12, police were called to a property on Westwell Grove in Leigh to a report of a disturbance.

On arrival a woman in her 40s was discovered with serious head injuries and was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable but critical condition.