A man was attacked in Wigan at around 9.50pm on the 21st of October, as he made his way home. A 51-year-old man was walking along Derwent Place when he saw a man that he thought he knew, although as he got closer he realised it was a case of mistaken identity and he apologised.
The offender accused the man of trying to buy drugs from him and consequently lashed out at him. As the victim walked away the offender produced a small knife and slashed at the victim, catching him in his midriff. The victim then made his way to a local shop where he called for an ambulance and he was shortly taken to hospital for treatment on the wound. The offender is described as a 5ft 10in tall white man in his mid 20’s with short dark coloured hair, he was wearing a grey hooded top and dark trousers.
Detective Sargeant Nigel Rigby stated “The offender took unprecedented exception to the contact and started to accuse the victim of trying to buy drugs. The victim walked away but the offender managed to slash the victim with what has been described as a flick knife. I would urge anyone who may have been in the area at the time and seen the altercation or who saw the offender to contact the police”.