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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A Manchester City fan has been cleared of using racist language during the Manchester derby after stewards failed to show up for his trial.
Investigators have released images of two more people they wish to speak to about the Hillsborough tragedy.
Anthony Walker was murdered in a park in Liverpool in 2005. His family have spoken about their loss.