Officers attended the train station in the early hours of this morning.
At 01:30hrs this morning relief officers including specially trained officers with taser responded to reports of Two males with knives involved in an altercation with a taxi driver near to Wigan North Western Train Station.
The Two suspects fled onto the railway at Wigan North Western Station but were subsequently detained and arrested for trespass on railway. Having become clear that the two had discarded their weapons during the pursuit an extensive search was made and an 8 inch knife was recovered. Both males were further arrested on suspicion, for offences, of affray and possession of an offensive weapon and remain in custody for questioning.
If you know someone who habitually carries a knife you can stop and speak to an officer or report anonymously via crime stoppers on 0800 555 111. There are also amnesty bins located at various police stations across GMP should you wish to do the sensible thing.