Wigan man seriously hurt after brutal attack

A Wigan borough man suffered horrific injuries in an assault including a shattered eye socket and jaw.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 2:11 pm
Updated Monday, 13th September 2021, 2:36 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after the violent assault on Crab Tree Lane, Atherton.

The 37-year-old male was assaulted by another man outside the Royal Mail delivery office on Saturday evening.

In a post on Facebook by the victim’s father, he was said to have sustained a broken eye socket and jaw and was taken to Bolton Royal Hospital, where he remains undergoing treatment.

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Police are calling for any witnesses to come forward

His injuries are described by the police as serious but not life-threatening.

The father said that he hoped people shopping at the nearby Tesco at the time might have vital information and come forward to police.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said that anyone with details should contact officers on 0161 856 7182 quoting incident 3273 of 11/09/21. Alternatively, details can be passed here via our LiveChat function or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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