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A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Bolton.
At 00.10am on Sunday 4th March 2012, police were called to Bolton Road in Westhoughton after members of the public in a car stopped to help a man who had been stabbed.
Police and ambulance crews were called and the 26-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds to his body and a cut to his face.
His injuries are described as life-threatening and he remains in hospital in a critical condition.
A 21-year-old man and a 30-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding and remain in custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Jackson, of Bolton CID, said:
"We will be carrying out a number of inquiries in the area today, including house-to-house visits and searches of the local area, so it is important we do not overly alarm people and let them know what is going on.
"We are still in the process of establishing exactly what has led to this man suffering multiple stab wounds but we believe he was involved in some sort of altercation in the Bolton Road area.
"We will conduct a thorough investigation and I would appeal to anyone who has information that may help to come forward.
"Two people have been arrested and will be questioned by officers, but we are at the very early stages of our inquiry so again I would appeal to anyone with information to call us."
Anyone with information is asked to call Bolton CID on 0161 856 5470 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.