Man dies after street attack in Wigan


A man has died after being attacked by a group of people.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said an investigation has been launched and inquiries are on-going following the incident in Wigan on Wednesday evening.

The victim was taken to hospital but died later.

A GMP spokesman said: "At around 11.30pm on Wednesday May 4, a man believed to be in his 40s was attacked by a group of people on Railway Road in Leigh.

"He was treated at the scene by the ambulance service before being taken to hospital, where he tragically died sometime later."

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2710 of 04/05/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.