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Detectives in Manchester have released images of two men they wish to speak to after a man was left with life-changing facial injuries after an assault in the city centre last month.
At around 1.30am on Monday 12 July - just hours after the European Championship final - a man in his late 20's was approached by two men who punched him in the face on Oldham Street after a brief confrontation.
The victim was left with serious facial injuries, including a life-changing injury to his jaw. He was taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged a day later.
No arrests have been made and investigators from Longsight CID have been carrying out several lines of enquiry, including CCTV, since the report was made to police.
As a result of those enquiries, officers are able to release images today (Friday 27 August) of two men they believe were in the area at the time of the incident.
Detective Constable David Bell, of GMP's City of Manchester Central division, said: "This attack occurred at a busy time of night when the city centre was still busy with people in the aftermath of the England game in the European Championship final.
"There are two men of particular interest to us that we have released images of today, and we urge those men - or anyone who recognises them - to get in contact with us to aid the progression of our enquiries.
"I know some weeks have passed now since this assault, and we have spoken to some witnesses to the incident, but I'd like to still hear from anyone with any recollection of this incident, which took place near the Methodist church, and Manchester mini market to come forward and contact us with any information they may have about the incident.
"I'm encouraging anyone with information, no matter how small, to please get in touch with police, which you can do via LiveChat on our website www.gmp.police.uk quoting log number 960 of the 16/07/2021, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."