MURDER AND ATTEMPT MURDER 20/05/2020
GMP are appealing for information regarding a murder and an attempt murder which occurred in the area of Upholland Road, Billinge, Wigan at approximately 4pm on Wednesday 20/05/2020
Details of Incident
Yesterday afternoon a woman was murdered and a man hospitalised after a stabbing in Wigan.
We were called just before 4.10pm to Upholland Road in Wigan to reports of a stabbing. A woman believed to be in her 30s was stabbed inside a property and suffered catastrophic injuries. Despite best efforts by paramedics, the woman very sadly passed away at the scene. At this stage formal identification has not yet taken place.
A second man in his 40s who tried to intervene was also stabbed several times, thankfully his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Having spoken to witnesses and taken accounts we now believe that a third man also intervened and attempted to help the woman.
Attending officers arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder at the scene. He remains in custody for questioning.
At this stage it is believed that the woman and offender were known to each other and as such we would like to reassure the community that there is not believed to be any wider threat. There will continue to be a higher police presence in the area and we urge anyone with any concerns or questions to please speak to these officers as they are there to provide support and help with any issues people may have.
We would like to pay tribute to the two men who attempted to intervene and help the woman in need. This was a hugely distressing scene and their actions were incredibly brave. For them to run to danger, with no thought for their own personal safety is extremely commendable.
Whilst we have a man in custody we continue to appeal to those who think they may hold vital information. We understand that a number of potential witnesses may have filmed footage around the time of the incident and we are keen to review this as part of our enquiries
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