Manchester

Woman, 76, stabbed in the neck at home in Chorlton

Manley Road, Chorlton
Image caption Police said the woman was attacked at her house by a man

A 76-year-old woman has been stabbed in the neck at her home in Greater Manchester.

Police said the woman was attacked by a man at about 15:50 BST at her house in Manley Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. She is said to be critically ill.

Det Insp Rebecca Duggan said: "We do not know if anything has been stolen, nor do we know whether he fled the area on foot or in a car."

She added that police had stepped up patrols in the area.

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