Man assaulted then knifed several times in an unprovoked attack in the City Centre

Police investigating the attack on a man in the city centre of Manchester has released CCTV footage.

At around 8pm on March 8th, a man in his 20’s left a restaurant on Whitworth Street and began walking towards Sackville Street.

It was at this point he noticed a group of people behind him and said he felt like he was being followed.

He carried on onto Sackville Street when he was hit with what he believed was a metal bar before being knifed numerous times.

Shortly after the offenders ran off along Sackville Street, the victim then heard them swearing, he then discovered he was covered in blood, he was taken to hospital where he was treated for several stab wounds all over his body.

Officers investigating the incident have been conducting enquiries for almost two months now but have not yet been able to find those responsible.

Detective Constable Matt Cooper of GMP’s City of Manchester Division who released the CCTV footage said: “Looking at the injuries this man received, it’s clear whoever inflicted them was intent on causing him a lot of pain and injury.

“Fortunately he’s now recovering well at home but, it will be a while until he fully recovers from this unprovoked attack that happened when he was simply walking home after a meal.

“Please take time to look at the footage and let us know if you recognise any of the people or even if you saw them as a group – you’ll notice that a couple of them are wearing distinctive jackets so this may have caught your attention.

“Whatever information you have, please let us know so we can locate these people and speak to them in connection with the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4382 quoting reference number 2093 of 08/03/18 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.




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