A MAN has been charged after a stabbing in Bolton.

Brian Faughey, aged 39, of The Welland, Westhoughton, has been accused of a Section 18 assault. He appeared at Bolton Magistrates' Court today (Monday, July 9).

Police responded to the incident on Friday at about 5.20pm after reports of a man with a knife at The Welland.

Officers found a man in his 30s with a number of stab wounds and he was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.