Man’s jaw broken in attack

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A MAN suffered a broken jaw and ankle after being attacked outside a pub in Hindley Green.

The 46-year-old was assaulted by another drinker outside the Victoria Inn on Atherton Road.

After the onslaught a group of women helped the injured man and tried to inform his partner about what had happened.

A 41-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed pending further inquiries.

Det Con Kevin Telford of Wigan CID said: “I am keen to trace these women as they may have information vital to this investigation.

“I do not think they were drinking at the Victoria Inn but were perhaps socialising elsewhere nearby and came to help the man when they found him clearly injured in the street.

“If you remember helping this man or know the woman that did please call me.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7352.