Man seriously injured after gang chase him into a Wigan shop and stab him with broken bottles

A man collapsed unconscious outside a Wigan shop after a gang attacked him with broken bottles.
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The distressed victim had earlier run into the Right Choices convenience store on Norley Hall Avenue, Norley, asking staff at the till for help.

Moments later, six men burst in and attacked him, picking bottles off the shelves, smashing the bottoms off them and then repeatedly stabbing him in the body with the jagged glass.

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Police at the scene of the stabbing at Right Choices in NorleyPolice at the scene of the stabbing at Right Choices in Norley
Police at the scene of the stabbing at Right Choices in Norley
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The gang fled and the victim, bleedly profusely, staggered out into the car park where he collapsed.

An ambulance rushed the man – named locally as Scott Brown – to hospital while police sealed off the shop and launched their investigations.

The incident took place some time after 9pm on Friday June 16.

Right Choices shop assistant Shekhar Raju said: “It was horrible and very sad for the man.

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"They must have been chasing him and he wanted protection, but the men came in after him less than a minute after he arrived.

"I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

Police only left the scene at 11am on Saturday June 17.

No arrests have so far been made.

Greater Manchester Police have now made a statement about the incident.

A spokesman said: “Police were called reports of a disturbance at a shop on Norley Hall Avenue in Wigan at 9pm on Friday June 16 2023.

“Colleagues from NWAS also attended and a 30-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment on injuries which were not life-threatening.

“Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has CCTV footage that can assist our investigation, is urged to contact police on 101, quoting the log number 4216 of 16/6/23.

“Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at If you can't report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”