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Image released after assault in Bolton


Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in Bolton.

Shortly before 11pm on Monday 9 October 2017, police were called to reports of an assault on Chorley Old Road.

A 49-year-old man had been outside a Spar shop on the road when he was approached by a man who shouted at him.

The offender then stabbed the man a number of times before fleeing the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of his serious injuries.

Police have now released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with this incident.

Detective Constable Chris Hickey of GMP’s Bolton borough, said: “This man suffered serious injuries at the hands of an armed attacker in an unprovoked attack.

“We have released an image of a man we wish to speak to in connection with the incident, and are asking for anyone who recognises him to please help us identify who he is.

“Similarly, we’d ask anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything to suspicious, to share what you know with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 5757 or 101, quoting incident number 2466 of 09/10/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

© Greater Manchester Police 2017