Police have released CCTV footage after a soon-to-be-father-in-law was knocked unconscious in an assault outside the Printworks.
Shortly before 2am on Saturday 10 February 2018 police responded to reports of fighting outside the Printworks near to Dantzic Street and Thornily Brow.
Officers attended and found 58-year-old Gary from Somerset with a serious head injury. He was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.
Enquiries have established that a large fight involving around 15 people had taken place before Gary and his friends attempted to break up the crowd.
The footage shows how Gary was punched and knocked unconscious after hitting his head on the ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUTh338yg7U
Four arrests have been made and they have since been released under investigation.
Detective Inspector Mark Davis of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “Gary had been looking forward to this night for ages, celebrating the marriage of his daughter and son-in-law, which was meant to take place this month.
“Instead, all of Gary’s family are beside themselves with worry, spending hours at his bedside, unable to celebrate what should be the happiest day of his daughter’s life until he recovers.
“With the footage, we have also released two images of people we would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
“People have already shared lots of helpful information with us, but we need the public to come forward with any detail from that night- it really could be the key to finding those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 190 of 10/02/18. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.