Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released the CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an unprovoked assault in the city centre.
The attack left a 20-year-old man and two 20-year-old women with serious injuries. All three are friends who were walking along Little Lever Street in the Northern Quarter at around 2am on Saturday 17 October 2015, when they were approached by two men.
The men tried to engage the victims in conversation, before launching into a brutal and completely unprovoked attack, punching the man to the floor and kicking him to the head.
They also attacked both women, punching them both to the floor and leaving one with serious injuries to her eye and nose.
The first offender is described as black, in his late 20s to early 30s, with short hair and stubble. He was wearing jeans, dark trainers and a distinctive patterned shirt.
Currently, there is no description of the second offender.
GMP stated, “These men subjected a young man and two young women to a vicious attack and left all three requiring treatment for facial injuries.
“One of the women assaulted, was brave enough to ask us to issue a picture of her injuries to demonstrate the severity of this attack.