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Man suffers bleed on brain during assault
Tuesday 6th September, 2011

A man had a blood clot removed from his brain after being assaulted in Wigan.

It happened on Derby Road, Golborne, sometime between 10pm on 2 September 2011 and about 1.50am on 3 September 2011 when police were called to York Street following reports that a stolen motorbike had been found abandoned.

Officers attended and established the bike had been stolen from the address on Derby Road, and it is believed that during the robbery the owner was assaulted by a number of men.

The victim, 43, was taken to hospital suffering from a serious head injury and had an operation to remove the blood clot. He remains in intensive care where his condition is described as serious as stable.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the assault - one has been bailed pending further inquiries and the other two remain in custody.

Police in Wigan are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Detective Sergeant John Davies said: "This man suffered very serious head injuries after being attacked.

"Because he is intensive care, we cannot speak to him about what happened but we believe he was attacked while trying to stop these men stealing his motorbike and they have left him with injuries that could have been life-threatening had he had not surgery.

"I want to reassure the community that we have made arrests, but I also want to appeal to them for their help.

"If you saw anything or have overheard something about what happened, then we need to speak to you so please come forward."

Anyone with information should call Wigan CID on 0161 856 5309 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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