Man charged after pensioner seriously injured in 'vicious' metal bar attack in Wigan

30/09/21 gmp report
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A man has been charged in connection with an attack on an elderly man who was left with serious injuries in Wigan.

The incident, described as 'vicious' by police, occurred shortly before 9:15pm on 27 November on Warrington Road.

The offender is said to have knocked on the 'vulnerable' man's door before hitting him with a metal bar.

The victim, who is 69, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

Officers called to the incident arrived at the property and found a suspect, however, following a brief struggle, he fled the scene.

Joseph Fishwick, of Malvern Crescent, Ince, has been charged with aggravated burglary.

He has been remanded in custody and is set to appear before magistrates on Thursday 2 December 2021.

A second man, who was also arrested in connection with the incident, has been released without charge.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7094 or online, if able, at www.gmp.police.uk quoting incident log number 3002 of 27/11/21.