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A horrible attack with machetes in Warwick Street, Leigh

Two people have been arrested after they attacked a woman with machetes.

Two people have been arrested after they attacked a woman with machetes in Warwick Street, Leigh.

A man, 25-year-old, and a boy,17-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated larceny.

They also attacked the woman with machetes in her home.

Their victim, in her 40s, has been terrifyingly injured in her hands. Now, she is in an ”awful amount of distress.”

Police officers were called at 2.20 am on October 19. Two men had broken into their victim’s home and threatened her with machetes.

The victim was hospitalised to be treated, and then she has been discharged from the hospital.

Detective Sergeant Jim Harris, from Greater Manchester Police’s Wigan CID, said: “This was a vicious and traumatising attack in the early hours of this morning that caused an awful amount of distress for the victim who suffered serious cuts during the ordeal.

“Thanks to superb work from officers on the Wigan district and with support from the dog unit we have been able to arrest a man and teenage boy in relation to this incident, and I hope these arrests offer the community some reassurance at this time.

“Our investigation is its very early stages and enquiries are ongoing so I appeal to anyone who may have information about this incident to contact police with any details they know of as it could be significant to our enquiry.”

An investigation is underway.

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