/ Man punched to the ground in attempted robbery

A man was punched and kicked while lying on the ground during an attempted robbery in Salford.

Shortly before 4.30pm on Monday 17 September 2017, the victim was walking to meet a friend along Great Cheetham Street East towards Teltow Lane.

Two men have grabbed him from behind and pulled his jumper over his head before pulling him backwards to the floor.

The attackers then continued to punch and kick him, resulting in him sustaining a punctured lung.

The first man was described as mixed race, about 5ft 7ins, in his late 20s and was wearing dark clothing.

The second man was described as black, about 5ft 8ins, around 25-years-old and was wearing dark clothing.

Both men rode off on bikes onto Orient Street.

Detective Sergeant Wendy Grace, from GMP’s Salford borough, said: “This was a callous attack on an innocent man all for his phone.

“Luckily they didn’t manage to steal it and the victim is recovering well, but he was obviously extremely shaken at the time.

“Anyone with any information about this attack should call police on 0161 856 5630 quoting incident number 1453 17/09/17.

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