CCTV of unprovoked attack on Railway Road


Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has issued CCTV images after a man was attacked in Leigh.

Whilst standing at the taxi rank on Railway Road in Leigh, just before 4.30am on Friday 11 September 2015, a 24-year-old man was punched by a man in the face.

The victim tried to defend himself, shielding his face with his hand, but a second man approached him and also punched him in the face. As he tried to get to safety, the victim was approached by a third man who punched him to his ribs.

The victim suffered a dislocated finger and injuries to his face.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a section 47 assault in connection with this assault. He has been bailed until 9 January 2016 pending further enquiries.

One of the attackers is described as a white man, slim build, dark hair, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

The other perpetrator is described as white, medium build, with dark hair and a dark beard and was wearing light blue denim shorts and a white/grey t-shirt.

GMP keen to speak to the two men in the CCTV images.

GMP Constable Emma Fenton of Wigan division said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack, in which a man was seriously assaulted.

“His night out ended in hospital and I want to find the men that put him there.

“These images are very clear and I’m hopeful that someone will recognise the men. If you do, I would urge you to contact police.

“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing since September in relation to identifying the men in the CCTV images, who are believed to be local. However, so far these have proved negative.”

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