Police launch an investigation after bouncers are seen going crazy outside the Factory nightclub in Manchester

Police are appealing for information following a disturbance outside the Factory nightclub in Manchester City Centre.


At 3.20am on  Sunday 2 December 2018 police were called to the Factory nightclub to reports that a man had been assaulted on Princess Street.

Officers attended and an 18-year-old man was taken to hospital to be treated for a serious head injury. He remains in a stable condition.


In the video footage you can see several men attacking a young man, this guy got hit more times than Tyson Fury did at the weekend, shocking scenes at any glance and throws into question about the mindset of some individuals once they put on a yellow bib or other uniform and hold a walkie-talkie device.

Security is important, to the safety of everyone involved and there are always two sides of the story,  no excuses though can be made for what was seen in the video where it seems a simple restraint was all that was needed.

The contract with the security company has been termnated and staff that can be seen assaulting the 18-year-old rugby player will be brought to justice.

An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing for anyone with video footage to get in touch.

Chief Inspector Cherie Buttle of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “We’re aware that there are a number of videos circulating on social media and I cannot stress how important it is that those with footage make contact with us.

“With a mobile phone at everyone’s fingertips, filming something is often the first thing people think to do but please, pass this onto us to so we can fully investigate this matter.

“While it was early in the morning, this happened on a busy street so there may have been people who have seen something but have not yet been in touch with us.
“You can talk directly to our investigation team or pass on any information through Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3221 quoting reference number 396 of 02/12/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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