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Images have been released of a man police wish to speak to after a man was left hospitilised in a life-threatening condition after an assault in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Monday morning.
At about 4.50am on Monday 6 September, police were called by the ambulance service to reports of an assault on Oxford Road, Manchester.
Officers attended and a man in his 50s was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains there in a critical condition.
No arrests have been made and CCTV enquiries have provided images of a man investigators believe could hold important information.
Detective Inspector Peter Morley, of Longsight CID, said: "The injuries the victim has here suffered are particularly shocking and our thoughts are with him as he remains in a critical condition in hospital.
"It is our utmost priority to arrest the individual involved and ensure they are off our streets and ultimately brought to justice for this serious attack.
"Enquiries so far suggest this is an unprovoked assault, and while this is concerning, there is no information at this time to suggest there is any wider risk to the public.
"That said, we are keen to speak to the man we have today released images of as soon as possible - whether you saw him on the day or have seen him since any information could be crucial in this investigation."
Call 0161 856 4409 quoting incident 465 of 06/09/2021 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.