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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a Wigan man was four times in his own home

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a Wigan man was four times in his own home The 62-year-old man is still receiving treatment in hospital after the stabbing - which took place at his home on Diamond Street, Leigh, Wigan, at about 5.30pm on 25 August 2013 - and remains in a critical condition. The victim had just returned home and went into his house through the kitchen door which is at the side of the building. A few minutes later, he heard a knock on the door and went to answer it. He was then confronted by a man who, after knocking on the door ,appeared to force his way in and stabbed the victim four times in the back and chest areas with some sort of blade. After snatching the victim's wallet from his pocket as he lay defenceless on the ground, the thief then fled. Witnesses saw a man of the same appearance attend at the victim's house earlier in the day and on a previous occasion. The offender is described as white, about 5ft 9in/10in tall, in his 30s, medium build with short fair coloured hair. Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington said: "This man has spent the best part of a week in hospital and he remains very poorly. He has been subjected to a violent, terrifying attack in the sanctity of his own home and left with possibly life-changing injuries. "We, and his family, remain hopeful he will recover but his condition has not improved since he was first admitted and he is gravely ill. "Understandably his family are both desperate for him to recover but also for answers, so we are renewing our appeal for anyone with information about this horrendous stabbing to come forward. "If you do know something, or you suspect who may be involved, then please contact the police." Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.