Wigan: Police launch urgent manhunt for two men who ‘chased victim with machete’
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An urgent manhunt has been launched after two men were caught on CCTV chasing a victim and trying to attack him with a machete. Detectives have released still images from the footage in the hope the public can help to identify them.
Greater Manchester Police said the terrifying incident happened on June 5 when officers were called to Alder Avenue in Wigan after reports of a “disturbance”. The force added that two males are believed to have “chased the victim with a machete” and tried to attack him with it.
One of the men was pictured holding what appears to be a machete. He is wearing an orange vest and black shorts.
The second man is dressed in a grey tracksuit, with a white t-shirt emblazoned with a black square.
The force said in a social media appeal: “On 5th June 2023 there was a disturbance on Alder Ave, Wigan, where by the two males pictured below are reported to have chased the victim with a machete and attempted to hit him with it.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101, quoting crime number CRI/06LL/0017349/23.