Police investigate double '˜stabbing'

An investigation has been launched after two men suffered 'stabbing' injuries in a late night disturbance at a Wigan home.

Saturday, 21st May 2016, 11:26 am
Updated Saturday, 21st May 2016, 1:31 pm
A google image of Priory Road, Bryn

Officers were called to a property on Priory Road, Bryn, at 10.30pm on Friday (May 20) to reports of an altercation between a number of males, Greater Manchester Police said.

Two men, thought to be in their 40s, had sustained injuries “consistent with being caused by a knife” that were not life-threatening, a spokesman told Wigan Today.

No arrests have been made although officers are trying to establish the circumstances leading to the disturbance.

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Residents said the area has been cordoned off and officers have been on the scene throughout Saturday morning.

A force spokesman said: “The circumstances surrounding this incident are now being looked into by our officers and we can assure residents that it is being taken very seriously.

“Both injured males were taken for hospital treatment having been stabilised at the scene. The injuries are understood to be serious and may require surgery but are not life-threatening.

“We can confirm that both had injuries consistent with being caused by a knife.”

Officers have asked for anyone with information that could aid the investigation to contact Wigan Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.