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Man arrested following break-in that left woman with serious head injuries

Police investigating a break-in that left a woman in hospital have made an arrest.

At around 11:15pm on Monday 25 April 2016, police were called to St Marks Lane, Cheetham to reports that three men had broken into a house before assaulting a woman inside and stealing a number of items. The men then got into a small vehicle and drove off.

The woman suffered serious head injuries during the attack and was taken to hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition.

A number of road closures were put in place but have since been lifted.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody for questioning.

Chief Inspector Rick Mortimer of Greater Manchester Police said: “The woman remains in hospital in a serious condition after being assaulted during the break-in.

“We have made an arrest, but we are keen to trace the outstanding offenders and if you have any information that may assist, please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2436 of 25/04/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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