Man's skull fractured in attack in Wigan

A man suffered life changing injuries in an attack in Wigan, police have said.

The 51-year-old was discovered lying at the junction of Belle Green Lane and Pennington Lane in Ince.

He suffered a fractured skull and also had to undergo surgery to remove a bleed on his brain, police said.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the attack at 22:50 BST on 28 August, as the victim has been unable to tell officers how he came to be injured.

He was dropped off by a taxi in Langdale Avenue, Higher Ince, before he suffered the injuries.

Det Con Richard Willoughby, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "The extent of the bleed was such that these injuries will change this man's life, and without that surgery he would have died.

"Until he is able to tell us what happened, which could be some time, we are making inquiries to try to piece together the circumstances of how he came to suffer such serious injuries, and this is where we are asking for the public's help."

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