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Police search for man after hammer thrown at house window

Police want to speak to this man
Police want to speak to this man
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Police are investigating after a hammer was thrown at a house window and paint poured on a car.

They were called to Malham Close in Leigh at around 2.30am on Thursday to reports of criminal damage.

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They found a hammer had been thrown at the window of a house and paint poured on a car parked outside.

An investigation is under way and police have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Det Sgt Neil Lawless, from Greater Manchester Police's Wigan borough, said: “I appreciate that this incident happened on a quiet residential street in the middle of the night but I would still urge anyone that saw anything suspicious in the area to please contact police.

“We are treating this as a targeted attack and are working to piece together the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We have released a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this attack and would appeal directly to him to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1828 or 101, quoting incident 29 of June 28, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.