Two arrested after taxi driver left in serious condition following assault in Cheetham Hill
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We are appealing for information following a robbery in Manchester, which has left a taxi driver in a serious condition in hospital.
At around 12.50am on Monday 14 March 2022, Police received a report of a disturbance on Cleveland Road, Cheetham Hill.
Officers attended and enquiries have established that a taxi driver was viciously assaulted by two men who attempted to steal his car and the stole his mobile phone.
The victim, who's in his 60s, remains in hospital with severe head injuries. Though his condition is described as serious, it is not believed to be life-threatening.
Two 17-year-old boys have since been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remain in custody for questioning.
Detective Sergeant Jon Barnett, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "This was a vicious assault which could have had devastating consequences. We wish the victim well as he continues to receive treatment in hospital.
"GMP is absolutely committed to keeping people safe and a thorough investigation is underway to identify those responsible for this assault and robbery so that we can bring them to face justice.
"While we have arrested two suspects, I still appeal to anyone with information to contact us. Though it was the middle of the night, we know there was shouting so local residents may have looked out of their windows and seen something which could assist us."
Anyone with information should contact police via 0161 856 1146 or gmp.police.uk quoting 3008 14/03/22. Information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.