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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed and left for dead, Hindley

February 18, 2013, 12:25 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed and left for dead in Hindley.

It happened shortly after 9.55am on Sunday 17 February 2013 when a 59-year-old man was walking out the front door of an address on Worcester Avenue.

He was approached by two men who immediately stabbed him multiple times and demanded the keys to his white C220 Mercedes.

His attackers ran off down Worcester Avenue without the car keys. It is believed they ran down an alleyway towards Smithwood Avenue.

The victim has been taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment for stab wounds and his condition is described as very serious.

The two men are described as white, one was wearing a pale pink/red top with his face covered and the other wore a pale blue top with stripes down the sleeves.

Detective Inspector Graham Atherton from Wigan CID, said: “This was a horrendous attack on a defenceless man which has left him fighting for his life in hospital.

“These two men approached him on the doorstep and before they demanded his car keys they stabbed him multiple times and left him for dead.

“I am sure local residents will be shocked and angered by what has happened, but I want to try to reassure them that we have a team of experienced detectives working on the investigation and determined to find the men responsible.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the attack or saw men matching these descriptions in the area to contact me as soon as possible, you information could be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5307 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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