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Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a man was found unconscious at a bus stop on Wilmslow Road, Manchester around 5.10pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.
Emergency services attended and a man in his 50s was found with a serious head injury close to the junction with Victoria Road, Withington.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Detectives launched an investigation and following extensive enquiries it has been revealed that the man was assaulted by another male as they walked along the road.
The man is believed to have fled the scene on foot in the direction of Fallowfield and was wearing all dark clothing.
Detective Inspector Geoff Machent of GMP's City of Manchester division, said:
"We've been following all available lines of enquiry to ensure we establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are now confident that this man was assaulted prior to being found at the bus stop.
"This assault is believed to have occurred around 5pm on a busy road so we're issuing a further appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed the assault or saw anyone behaving suspiciously, or even anyone who has dash-cam footage, to come forward and speak to police.
"Any information could prove vital to our investigation and could help identify the man responsible for this heinous assault and ensure we can provide his loved ones with the answers that they desperately deserve."
Anyone with information or dash-cam footage is asked to call 0161 856 6063 or 101 quoting incident number 1138 of 13/0/21.
Alternatively, details can be passed by our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.