Shortly before 4pm on Thursday 27 June we were called to reports of a
stabbing on Edge Hall Road in Orrell, Wigan. Following extensive
enquiries, our officers have now arrested 19-year-old man on suspicion
of attempted murder and remains in custody for questioning.

An 18-year-old man also remains in custody from Friday on suspicion of
attempted murder.

An elderly man in his 70s remains in hospital with serious injuries and
is receiving treatment.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Bell from our Wigan district said,
“Since this incident took place, we have utilised our resources to
ensure we could find key people we believe are responsible for this
horrific act.

“Hopefully our progress so far gives some reassurance to our local
community that we are treating this with the seriousness it deserves and
would once again like to thank members of the public for assisting us in
our enquiries.”

Anyone who has additional information that may help our officers is
asked to call 101 direct quoting incident 2319 of 27/06/2024.
Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.