Man quizzed about knife rampage in Wigan following fatal dog fight

Police descended on Horne Grove and Cornwallis Road on Sunday afternoon (May 2)

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 2:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 2:28 pm

A man is being quizzed about a knife rampage on a Wigan housing estate following a fatal dog fight.

Police descended on Horne Grove and Cornwallis Road in great numbers on Sunday (May 2) at around 3pm..

The drama unfolded after they received a report of a man carrying a knife outside a property on Horne Grove.

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Enquiries found the man with the knife was acting aggressively following an incident which saw two dogs fighting on Cornwallis Road. One of the dogs died.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray. He has since been bailed.

A police spokesman said: "At around 3pm on Sunday (2 May 2021) police were called with a report of a man carrying a knife outside a property on Horne Grove, Wigan.

"Officers attended and initial enquiries established that the man with the knife was acting aggressively following an incident earlier in the day, relating to two dogs fighting on Cornwallis Road, in which one of the dogs sadly died.

"A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and has since been bailed.

"Enquiries continue. No injuries were reported."

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