A MAN has been remanded in prison after an alleged hammer attack in Breightmet.

Police were called to a disturbance in Newby Road shortly after 10.30pm on June 6.

It followed reports that a man had been attacked with a hammer outside of a house in the street.

The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged, police said.

The following day, on June 7, a man was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken into custody for questioning.

Last night police confirmed that Gary Foulkes, aged 38, of Ashness Place, Breightmet, had been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, following an investigation by Greater Manchester Police's Breightmet Neighbourhood Team.

Foulkes was remanded in police custody and appeared before magistrates yesterday morning.

After the hearing he was remanded to prison and will appear at Bolton Crown Court on July 6.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information relating to the disturbance to call police on 0161 856 5761, quoting incident number 2784 of 06/06/2020, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.