Wigan Police appeal for help tracing men wanted over hammer attack on grandad

The two men police want to speak to in connection with the attack in Norley Hall
The two men police want to speak to in connection with the attack in Norley Hall

Police have this evening again appealed for the public's help in tracing two men in connection with a Norley Hall hammer attack.

On December 10 at around 7pm, two men pushed their way into the Saddleback Road home of grandad Mick Brown, 53.

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They burst past his wife who answered the door and Mr Brown suffered a fractured skull in the attack.

Police now want to speak to the two men pictured in connection with the brutal hammer attack in Norley Hall.

The two men were wearing dark clothes and black hats which covered their ears. They fled in the direction of City Road.

Since the incident officers have carried out extensive enquiries in the local area and trawled through CCTV. They have now released images of the men they want to speak to urgently.

Detective Constable Andrew Partington, from GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “This was an awful incident where a couple were threatened in their own home. Our thoughts remain with them while they recover from this ordeal.

“We are desperate to identify the men pictured and I would urge anyone who recognises them to please call police.

“I’d also speak directly to the men themselves, if this is you then please make contact with officers at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with any information should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 1748 of 10 December 2018.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.