Suspect in Wigan horror stabbing is bailed

A man arrested after an early hours horror stabbing in Wigan has been bailed by police.
Victoria Road, Platt BridgeVictoria Road, Platt Bridge
Victoria Road, Platt Bridge

The 31-year-old was detained in connection with an incident last Thursday on Victoria Street, Platt Bridge after which a man in his 40s was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for serious injuries.

After being questioned under suspicion of intending to cause the older man grievous bodily harm with intent, he has been bailed pending further inquiries.

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Emergency services were brought to the scene at around 5.25am after reports of screaming and shouting were made.

Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 7251 quoting incident number 416 of 05/05/2021.

Information can also be reported online or on LiveChat at or alternatively, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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