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Man charged after brutal attack - Wigan
Wednesday 21st April, 2010

A man has been charged after a brutal attack in Wigan.

Christopher O'Neill (born 10/02/1968) of Linney Square, Wigan, is charged with section 18 assault and appeared at Wigan Magistrates' Court today, Wednesday 21 April 2010.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Liverpool Crown Court on 27 July 2010.

Police were called to Linney Square, Scholes, by an ambulance crew shortly before 6pm on Sunday 28 March 2010.

Officers attended and discovered a 47-year-old man had been punched to the ground. He was then kicked about the head and body before the offender dragged his limp body along the pathway.

He remains in hospital in a critical condition but is showing signs of improvement.

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to call Major Incident Team at Middleton on 0161 856 8751, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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