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Man critical following violent burglary in Wigan

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A man is critically ill after a violent burglary in Wigan.

Four people were taken to hospital following the break-in on Sunday afternoon on Wellfield Road.

Police say enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident and are still searching for two people believed to have fled the scene in a silver car in the direction of Acacia Crescent.

“Whilst we have seven people in custody I would also like to stress that our investigation does not stop here and take this opportunity to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to piece together exactly what has happened.

“Although we believe that this is an isolated incident there will be a higher police presence throughout the evening and I would urge members of the local community to speak with officers if you have any concerns or questions.

“We have a dedicated team of officers who are working tirelessly to find the remaining two of offenders and bring them to justice as soon as possible.

“Did you see the silver car making off in the area at the time of the incident? I am asking the public to please get in touch if you have any information at all that could assist our enquiries.”

– Detective Superintendent Howard Millington