Woman assaulted in Wigan still in critical condition

A general view of Bryham Street
A general view of Bryham Street

A woman subjected to a vicious assault in Wigan remains in a critical condition in hospital.


Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed the victim of the attack, who has been identified as Sharon O'Reilly, still has serious injuries requiring expert medical treatment.

She was discovered unconscious with a major head injury in an alleyway behind houses on Bryham Street in Scholes.

Police attended the scene after receiving reports of a disturbance at around 2.10am on Thursday August 9.

Anthony Sherburn, of Darlington Street East, appeared in court at the weekend after being charged with attempted murder.

The 36-year-old will now appear at Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square) and has been remanded in custody.