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Girl, 12, stabbed in back in Wigan

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a 12-year-old girl was stabbed in a Wigan street.

The girl was stabbed twice in the back in Stranraer Road in the Marsh Green area at about 16:15 GMT on Wednesday.

She suffered a punctured lung in the attack. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and her condition is described as stable.

Lawrence Wood, 31, of Lincoln Place, Wigan, is due before Wigan Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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