A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital after being seriously assaulted last night, Monday.

Police were sent to Winchester Way in Breightmet at around 10.20pm to reports of an assault.

Emergency services attended and a man aged 46 was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Residents reported a large number of police cars rushing to the scene.

Speculation circulated on social media that the victim has been stabbed but Greater Manchester Police said there is no mention of this in the report.

Residents have shared messages wishing for a safe recovery for the man, who has not been identified.

Breightmet councillor Beverley Fletcher said the number of crimes in the area that have been reported has shot up in recent months, although most of the incidents have not been as serious as this one.

Cllr Fletcher said: “I do not know what is going on in Breightmet at the minute.
“There seems to be crimes happening every day for the last three months, even if they are small scale ones.

“The whole community in Breightmet work together though and deal with it very well by making people aware of crimes.

“They need to continue reporting incidents to the police.”

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) also confirmed they were present.

An NWAS spokesman said: "We were called to an incident on Winchester Way at 10.36pm yesterday (Monday).

"We attended with an ambulance, rapid response vehicle and advanced paramedic and took a patient to hospital."

Police have said no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

If you have any information contact police on 0161 856 5757 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.