12 Year Old Wigan Girl Stabbed

A man has been charged after a girl was stabbed in Wigan. 

Yesterday police were called to Stranraer Road in Marsh Green, Wigan, following a report that a girl had been stabbed in the street.

Police found that a 12-year-old girl had been stabbed twice in the back. She was taken to hospital for treatment to a punctured lung. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening and her condition is described as stable.

31 year old Lawrence Wood, of Lincoln Place, Marsh Green in Wigan, is charged with attempted murder and is due before Wigan Magistrates' Court on Friday 10 February 2012. 

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington from Wigan CID said: “This incident is understandably going to cause concern in the local community.

“However, I would like to try and reassure people that this was an isolated incident and a man was arrested shortly afterwards. He remains in custody where we are continuing to question him.

“There are extra officers patrolling in the area to provide reassurance to residents and if anyone has any concerns or has information they wish to pass to police about this incident, they can either speak directly to these officers or call us.”