Police probe after man is stabbed and woman is assaulted in Wigan

A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in Wigan, while a woman was also assaulted.

Friday, 4th May 2018, 10:37 am
Updated Friday, 4th May 2018, 11:51 am
Police remained on Norley Hall Avenue on Friday morning

The emergency services were called to Norley Hall Avenue, in Norley Hall, shortly before 1.30am on Friday to reports that two people had been stabbed.

Other news: Tumultuous local election night as independents and Conservatives make gainsThey found a 29-year-old man had been stabbed and was in a life-threatening condition and a 33-year-old woman had been assaulted.

Both were admitted to hospital. The woman was treated for minor injuries but the man is still in a critical condition.

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The street has been cordoned off by police

Police have launched an investigation and would like to hear from anyone with information about the attacks.

Det Ch Insp Clare Devlin, from Greater Manchester Police's Wigan division, said: “My thoughts are with the victim as he is treated in hospital for his injuries, I wish him a speedy recovery.

“I would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attack or may know anyone who was involved.

“I would like to reassure the victims and the community that we are doing all that we can to find those responsible.

“We have extra patrols in the area and anyone with any questions, concerns or information should speak to those officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7182 or 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.