/ Appeal after assault in Chorlton

Police are appealing for information after man is left with serious injuries following an assault in Chorlton.

Shortly before 9pm on Sunday 5 November 2017, police were called to reports of an assault in an alleyway between Warwick Road South and Oswald Road.

A 57-year-old man had been walking through the passage when he saw three teenagers at the other end of the alley.

One of the three shouted “Oi” at the man, which he ignored and carried on walking.

However, as he passed the group, he was pushed from behind and fell on the cobbled stones of the path.

He was taken to hospital for treatment of his extensive head injuries and has since been released.

The offenders are described as either teenage boys or men in their early twenties, of a slim build and around 6ft tall, wearing puffer-type jackets.

Detective Constable David Kirk of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “The man was minding his own business when he was unnecessarily attacked by this group.

“The assault has left this man with incredibly serious injuries and it will take him a long time to recover from the damage they have caused.

“The attack happened on bonfire night, so I’m asking you to think back to that night and if you remember seeing something suspicious, or encountered the group as you travelled to and from the fireworks, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 6198 or 101, quoting incident number 2427 of 05/11/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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