A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition.
Shortly after 9.35pm on Friday 28 December 2018, police were called by the ambulance service to reports that a man had been assaulted outside a house on Bickershaw Lane.
Officers attended and a 21-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition.
A scene is in place and Bickershaw Lane has been closed between Warrington Road and the junction with Charnock Street and Tenement Street. Traffic diversions are in place.
A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 57-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit attempted murder. They remain in custody for questioning.
Enquiries are ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Julie Adams, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “A man is currently fighting for his life in hospital with his distraught family by his side and it is absolutely vital that we find those responsible.
“I want to stress that we are treating this as an isolated incident and as we are progressing with our enquiries with investigative work being carried out at the scene, road closures are likely to remain in place throughout the day.
“While we have two men in custody, our investigation is still in the early stages and we are urging any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7182 or 101 quoting incident number 1983 of 28/12/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.