Man still being quizzed on suspicion of attempted murder after woman assaulted

A man is still being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman suffered serious injuries in Wigan.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 4:49 pm

Police were called to reports of an assault in Scot Lane, Marsh Green, on Saturday afternoon (March 13).

A 45-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains there today.

Officers have confirmed that a 54-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder remained in custody for questioning and under arrest..

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Police on Scot Lane

One eyewitness spotted a police van outside a bungalow with a boarded up window, on Scot Lane this afternoon (March 14), as police continue to investigate what happened.

They said the officer in the van appeared to be guarding the property.

Other eyewitnesses reported seeing forensics and police at the scene, while expressing their “shock” at what had happened and how they have been left feeling “scared”.

One said: “There was a forensics guy going into the sheltered accommodation opposite the playing field at the same time.

Another said: “There was three men in white suits in a van crime investigation at a bungalow with smashed windows further up when I passed.”

A resident walking by said: “I passed this earlier on the way home from work and wondered what was going on.

“I saw police vans and cars and couple of policewomen running down the street, so scary.

“I don’t understand what’s wrong with the world nowadays.

“Hope the woman is okay - absolutely shocking.”

Another person added: “I was walking past with the kids and saw loads of police.”

Officers are now appealing for potential witnesses to what happened to come forward and contact them.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 2.05pm on Saturday, March 13, police were called to reports that a woman had been assaulted on Scot Lane in Wigan.

“Officers attended and an 45-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“He remains in custody for questioning.

“Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7094 or 101 quoting incident number 1650 of 13/03/2021, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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