Appeal after man stabbed in his own home
5:14pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
A 62-YEAR-old who was stabbed four times in his own home remains in a critical condition, police said.
Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses after the stabbing on Diamond Street, Leigh, at about 5.30pm on August 25.
Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington said: "This man has spent the best part of a week in hospital and he remains very poorly. He has been subjected to a violent, terrifying attack in the sanctity of his own home and left with possibly life-changing injuries.
"We, and his family, remain hopeful he will recover but his condition has not improved since he was first admitted and he is gravely ill.
"Understandably his family are both desperate for him to recover but also for answers, so we are renewing our appeal for anyone with information about this horrendous stabbing to come forward.
"If you do know something, or you suspect who may be involved, then please contact the police."
The victim had just returned home and went into his house through the kitchen door, at the side of the building, last Sunday.
A few minutes later, he heard a knock on the door and went to answer it.
He was then confronted by a man who, after knocking on the door, appeared to force his way in and stabbed the victim four times in the back and chest with a blade.
After snatching the victim's wallet from his pocket, as he lay defenceless on the ground, the thief then fled.
Witnesses saw a man of the same appearance attend at the victim's house earlier in the day and on a previous occasion.
The offender is described as white, about 5ft 9in/10in, in his 30s, of medium build with short fair coloured hair.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.