A POLICE scene remains in place at a house where a woman was left fighting for her life.

Detectives have been at the property on Ellesmere Street in Astley Green today, Saturday, as they continue to investigate the incident which has left a 25-year-old woman in a critical condition after suffering extensive injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene last Sunday at around 12.05pm before the victim was rushed to hospital.

A 25-year-old was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder but was bailed on conditions pending further enquiries.

One neighbour has spoken about the "shock" of the incident.

The resident said: "Last Sunday there were lots of police cars and an ambulance and paramedics were outside the house.

"It is shocking that this has happened here.

"It is a quiet, little street with nice neighbours and everyone gets on with everybody.

"I recognised the woman but I didn't know her to speak to."

A police van has been parked outside the house as officers work at the scene.

Leigh Journal:

The scene outside the house today, Saturday

In a statement released yesterday, Friday, Detective Inspector Neil Lawless, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “Tragically a young woman has been fighting for her life for over five days and we are doing all we can to support her family at this incredibly distressing time.

“We are treating this as an isolated incident and have a team of detectives working round the clock to piece together the circumstances surrounding this attack to ensure that the person responsible is brought to justice.

“You will see an increased police presence in the area as the investigation progresses and would encourage anyone with any issues or concerns to approach these officers and they will happily assist in any way they can.

“While we have arrested a man, I would urge anyone with any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to get in touch as soon as possible as it could massively assist with our enquiries.”

If you have any information contact police on 0161 856 7182 quoting incident number 945 of January 27, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.