A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after another woman in her 30s was seriously injured in a stabbing.

An investigation has been launched after police were called to reports of an incident in Atherton Road, Hindley, at around 10.35am on Saturday.

Two women aged 39 and 28 were rushed to hospital with injuries, where the 39-year-old remains in a “serious condition”.

However the 28-year-old was discharged a short time after receiving treatment, but was later arrested and remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Nathan Percival from Wigan CID said police enquiries are ongoing and urged members of the public with any information to get in touch.

He added: “This was a violent incident which has left a woman in hospital with serious injuries.

“Investigative and forensic work is still being conducted at an address on Atherton Road. There were a number of road closures in place, but they have since been lifted.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Wigan CID on 0161 856 7182, quoting incident number 1162 of 14/12/2019, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.