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Murder Investigation Wigan

Officers from GMP Major Incident Team are appealing for information from the public with regards a murder which occurred in the area of the Wigan Parish Church, Bishopgate, Wigan approximately 7:30pm on Thursday 6th August 2020. (Use right/left arrow key or swipe to browse images)


Details of Incident

 At approximately 7:30pm on Thursday 6th August 2020 members of the public were walking through the church grounds when they discovered the victim on the floor with head injuries. Despite medical intervention the victim sadly passed away.

The images shown relate to four males who are known to have got off a train, which stopped at Wigan Wallgate Station, (Southport-Manchester Victoria) a short time before the incident and walked together into the church grounds where the victim was later discovered. The same males were then seen to leave the church grounds via the gate on the corner of Crawford Street and King Street West.

The train is known to have left Southport Station at 6:39pm and stopped at the following stations prior to the Wigan Wallgate stop:-
Meols Cop. 6:44pm; Burscough. 6:52pm; Parbold. 6:58pm; Appley Bridge. 7:03pm; Gathhurst. 7:07pm and Wigan 7:13pm

If you know any of the males shown or have information regarding the incident, then officers from the Major Incident team need you to contact them. 

Contact Information

Information can be submitted via the Portal, please click on 'Submit your information here'

If you would prefer to speak to the Police, please contact the Major Incident Team on 0161 856 4815.

The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111