A MAN been charged with attempted murder after a 46-year-old man was left fighting for his life after a serious assault on Monday night.

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

A 46-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries, where he remains in a serious condition.

Christopher Walton, 23, of Mobberley Road, Breightmet, has now been charged with attempted murder.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court today,Thursday.

Walton has also been charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with an incident on Bury Road in Breightmet on Friday, March 20.

He is set to appear at Bolton Crown Court for a trial on August 12.

A 26-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been bailed pending further enquiries.

If you have any information contact police on 0161 856 5757 quoting 3,157 of July 13 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.