FOUR males have been charged with attempted murder following an incident that occurred in Mere Gardens on Sunday evening.

Police were called to the location at around 7.30am to reports that two men had been assaulted and left seriously injured.

Kieron Walters, aged 26, of no fixed address, and Michael Hayes, aged 32, of Mere Gardens, along with two teenage boys who cannot be named, have now been charged with attempted murder.

They have been remanded in custody and will appear before Bolton Magistrates Court today.

Both men injured in the incident were taken to hospital for treatment. One has since been discharged, although the other remains in hospital.

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 5300 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.