Jordan Winstanley, 13, has been told a pellet fired from an airgun may have severed nerves in his cheek.
He collapsed after being shot on land near to Hall Lee Bank Park, Westhoughton. Blood was pouring from the wound in his face.
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The fiancee of Alex Hurricane’s son has appeared in court accused of attempting to mow him down.
Ryan Edwards, who is known to frequent the Southport area, is described as being of slim build with brown hair and green eyes.
Culprits destroyed flowers planted by the children, threw their plants down the grid and put racist graffiti and rude images on equipment.