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Couple attacked by knife wielding gang whilst their children slept

A couple have been left terrified after they were attacked by an armed gang in their home in Wigan whilst their children slept upstairs.

It happened at around 11:30pm on Sunday the 3rd of October, four men wearing masks forced their way into a house on Warrington Road, Newtown.

When they got inside, they punched a 63-year-old man and assaulted his 42-year-old wife before they were threatened with what was described as a large knife. The men then fled.

The main offender is described as being white, of slim build, 5ft 8in tall, in his mid 20s, had blonde hair, and wore a yellow and blue checked shirt. The other men wore dark clothing and balaclavas.

“At the time of the assault, the victim’s children were asleep upstairs. However, one of them overheard the commotion and came downstairs to witness their parents being attacked.

“This was an unprovoked attack and we do not know what the motive was. No property was stolen, the attackers may have panicked and fled. The aftermath of the attack has left the family terrified and in fear of the place you should feel safest of all.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the men force their way into the house or leave to call us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Constable Brendan Greally


Tributes to 'fun loving and affectionate' crash death girl

Isobelle Charlotte Woodall

The family of a 19 year old girl who died following a crash in Wigan have paid tribute to her. Police were called to Central Park Way, last Sunday night after a serious crash between Ford Focus ST and a Peugeot 206.

Isobelle Woodall, who was travelling as a passenger in the Peugeot, died at the scene after sustaining serious head injuries. Police are appealing for information about what happened.

"Isobelle was a happy, fun loving and affectionate girl who at 19 years of age was just finding her place in the world. She was loved by everyone who knew her.

“As a family we have been left bereft at her leaving us but she will always be alive in our hearts."

– Family tribute

Two arrested after boy bitten by dog in Wigan

Two people have been arrested after a young boy was bitten by a dog in Wigan.

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Police were called to Adelphi Street and found a four-year-old boy who had received a serious head injury after being bitten by what is believed to be an American Bulldog. The dog has now been seized.

The boy is currently in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A 45-year-old woman and 45-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a dog dangerously out of control.

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