Detectives in Wigan are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary on Tuesday 13 December

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At around 9:15pm on Tuesday 13 December, GMP were called to reports of a burglary at a house on Gordon Street, Leigh.

The female victim and her family were at home, when three men forced their way into the house.

The woman, in her 20s, is due to have surgery on her hand this week as a result of injuries she received during this incident.

Male one is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 11 in height, brown eyes, stocky build. He had brown hair, of medium length and had a local Wigan accent.

Male two is described as a white male, skinny build, approximately 5 feet 10 in height.

Male three is described as a tall male.

Detective Riyaz Patel, of Wigan CID has said: “This was an incredibly traumatic ordeal for the victims where three men forced their way in to their home. One of the males was carrying a weapon, believed to be a large knife, and threatened the family for money.

“We urge anyone who may have been in the area that night to come forward. No matter how small you think the information may be, it could prove vital to the investigation and identify the suspects.”

Detectives are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have footage, including dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV/ doorbell footage from this area in the moments leading up to and after this incident happened.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police on 0161 856 7094 quoting log 3007 of 13/12/22.

Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at If you can’t report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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