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Watch: David Chisnall visits Wigan, Preston and talks to Blackburn Rovers' newest signing

Blackburn Rovers' latest signing Wes Brown insists he can play a big part at the club this season.

The 36 year old former Manchester United defender has joined on a free transfer and will also take on a coaching role at Ewood Park.

It's been a disappointing start to the season for Rovers and also for the region's other Championship sides Wigan and Preston who play each other tomorrow.

David Chisnall has paid a visit to all three clubs.


Police appeal after woman attempted to gouge out another woman's eye

Millgate Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for information after a woman suffered a fractured eye socket following a robbery in Wigan.

At around 10.45pm on Monday, September 5, the 55-year-old victim was walking along Millgate when she was approached by a woman who was stood with a group of six men.

The woman knocked the victim to the ground, punched her in the face and forced her fingers into her eye before stealing her phone and cash and fleeing the scene.

The victim suffered a fractured eye socket and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The woman is described as white, 5ft 6in, medium build, early 20’s with blonde shoulder length hair, and was wearing a grey jumper and dark pants.

Detective Inspector Martin Reddington, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said:

This was a shocking attack which has left the woman with some nasty injuries that could have caused permanent damage to her eyesight.

It has understandably left her very shaken and it is fortunate that she was not more seriously injured.

This happened in the town centre when people would have been going home and may have seen something. We would urge anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Inspector Martin Reddington


Two women arrested over death of Wigan woman

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Two women have been arrested on suspicion of killing Lyndsey Vaux in Wigan.

The 30 year old was taken to hospital on Sunday the 22nd May in suspected cardiac arrest, where she died later that morning. A Home Office post-mortem found that Lyndsey had suffered from multiple injuries. The exact cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Two women, aged 31 and 56, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody for questioning.

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