Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has launched an investigation into an incident involving a brutal attack on a man who was chased as he cycled to work. The attacker subjected the man to vile racist abuse before running after him, grabbing him and then punching him in the head in Rochdale town centre.
The 37 year-old victim was cycling to work through the town centre when the attacker chased after him around dawn on Sunday 8 February.
GMP has said that the attacker threatened to murder him as he shouted racist comments at the victim. The thug then punched him in the head and strolled away. He is described as a white man in his early 20s and is of stocky-build and around 5ft 11ins tall.
PC David Harrison said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on a man who was on his way to work. He was followed by his attacker who dragged him off his bike and racially abused him. He then assaulted him.”
If you have any information regarding this investigation, please call the police on 0161 856 9961, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.