Man stabbed in the neck

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Atherton in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officers found that a 24-year-old man had been stabbed in the neck and was bleeding heavily. The incident had happened on Devonshire Road and the man had then made his way to Chaucer Grove nearby. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Two men, aged 20 and 31, were arrested a short time later on suspicion of section 18 wounding.

The 31-year-old man has since been released without charge. The 20-year-old man remains in police custody for questioning. I

Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Wigan CID on 0161 856 7149 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.