[P]olice are investigating after a woman was left in a critical condition following an assault in Bolton.
At around 2pm on Sunday 3 June 2018, police were called to Deepdale Road to reports of an assault.
Officers attended and established that a woman and her son had been assaulted on New Lane by a man before he fled the scene.
The woman was taken to hospital for treatment before her condition deteriorated. She is now in a critical condition.
This incident is being treated as a hate crime.
Superintendent Steve Howard, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “I understand that there will be concern from members of the public when they hear about this incident; however I want to assure them that we currently have officers searching for the person responsible.
“Based on the information we have at this stage, we are treating this incident as a hate crime.
“If anybody witnessed what happens or has any information that they believe can assist us then please contact police immediately.”
Anybody with information should contact GMP on 0161 856 5757, quoting incident numbers 1266 and 1722 of 03/06/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.