Manchester

Wigan man's death: Two women held in murder inquiry

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Image caption The 46-year-old man died of his injuries at the Royal Bolton Hospital

Two women have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital of "unexplained" injuries.

Greater Manchester Police were called to the Royal Bolton Hospital at 21:30 BST on Sunday after the 46-year-old from Wigan's death.

He had suffered injuries following an altercation on Leigh Road, Leigh, earlier in the day, police said.

Two women, aged 24 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

A post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out, police added.

Det Insp Paul Rollinson said the investigation was "at a very early stage" and inquiries were ongoing.

He urged anyone with information about the altercation earlier in the day to contact police.