/ Man viciously attacked with a machete in Salford

Police are appealing for information after a man was viciously attacked with a machete in Salford.

Shortly after 8.30pm on Tuesday 28 November 2017, police were called to reports of an assault on Rodney Street.

The 33-year-old victim was arriving at his home when he was dragged from his car by one or two offenders who began attacking him with a machete.

After repeatedly striking the man with the weapon, the offenders have then fled from the scene.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment of his extensive injuries, where he remains in a serious condition.

Detective Inspector Mark Toker of GMP’s Salford borough, said: “This was a brutal and sustained attack on a man who was returning home after a long day.

“I cannot imagine how terrified he must have been when he was dragged from the security of his own car and repeatedly attacked by these offenders.

“Their decision to flee from the scene means that we need the public’s help to identify who these people are and understand how this assault could have happened.

“If you were around Rodney Street at this time last night, or know anything that could help with our investigation, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2019 of 28/11/17. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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