A MAN was stabbed during a "large scale disturbance" outside a supermarket.

Police were called after violence broke out outside Tesco on Cross Street, Hindley at around 8pm on Monday, November 15.

A man in his 30s suffered stab wounds and was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

It is believed he suffered injuries to a hand and ear. 

A 40-year-old man was arrested by police in connection with the incident.

The victim later posted on a community Facebook page to thank those who came to his aid.

He wrote: "Thanks to the kids by Tesco who saved my life. I had no idea he was carrying a knife.

"If it wasn't for them I'd be dead."

A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at around 8pm on November 15 to reports of a large scale disturbance at a supermarket on Cross Street in Hindley, Wigan.

"Officers attended and enquiries established that a man in his 30's had been stabbed in the hand. He was treated on scene by the ambulance service for minor injuries.

"A man, age 40, was arrested on suspicion of assault and he remains in custody for questioning.

"Enquiries are ongoing."