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Two boys have been charged following a burglary in which a 65-year-old man sustained serious injuries.
The boys, both aged 14 and who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Youth Court on Thursday 9 January 2020.
One has been charged with section 18 assault, section 47 assault, burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
The other boy has been charged with being carried in a stolen vehicle.
Police were called shortly after 3.30am on Monday 6 January 2020 to a report of a burglary on Woodvale Avenue, Aspull.