Three men have been arrested after a man was seriously assaulted in at hotel in Stretford.
At around 8.30pm police were called to reports of a disturbance at the Melville Hotel on Melville Road in Stretford.
Police were everywhere including in the pub which is part of the building on Barton Road, bus companies tweeted about diversions to the 256 and other buses that go down Barton Road as police closed the roads.
Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains there in a critical condition.
Three men – aged 52, 39 and 30 – have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault. They all remain in custody for questioning.
Detective Sergeant Phil Bainbridge, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “This was a violent incident which has left a man fighting for his life and our thoughts are very much with him and his family at this difficult time.
“There was a scene in place at the Melville Hotel whilst investigation and forensic work was carried out, but this cordon has since been lifted. There will however remain a higher police presence in the area over the next few days. Our officers are there to provide a visible presence please, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to speak to them.
“Whilst we have three men in custody, our enquiries are very much ongoing and I would implore anyone who has any information that may assist our enquiries to please get in touch with officers.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3283, quoting incident number 2209 of 12/04/19. Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.