1. ITV Report

CCTV released after 'brutal' hammer attack in victim's own home

A man has been left with a fractured skull after being attacked with a hammer in his own home in Wigan.

Police say the "brutal" attack took place when the victim's wife answered the door to two men who pushed their way inside the couple's home.

They would like to speak to the two men pictured below in connection with the incident:

Police have released images of the men they want to speak to "urgently". Credit: GMP

The assault happened at around 7pm on Monday 10 December 2018, and police say they've carried out extensive enquiries in the Norley Hall area.

This was an awful incident where a couple were threatened in their own home. Our thoughts remain with them while they recover from this ordeal.

We are desperate to identify the men pictured and I would urge anyone who recognises them to please call police. I’d also speak directly to the men themselves, if this is you then please make contact with officers at the earliest opportunity.

– Detective Constable Andrew Partington