Police release a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after an assault in Manchester City Centre

Officers have released a CCTV image following an assault in Manchester City Centre.

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At around 12.10am on Sunday 17 March 2019 a man in their 40s was assaulted after an argument with the offender – a man believed to be in his 20s. The man punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the floor and bang his head.

This happened near to Mojo bar on Bridge Street.

During the assault, the victim was knocked unconscious as he hit his head on the floor. He suffered injuries to his nose and face, as well as head injuries which required hospital treatment.

The offender is described as white and with short brown hair. He is described as being 5ft 9 inches tall with stubble. At the time of the assault he was wearing a khaki waist-length parker coat which had fur around the hood. He also wore blue jeans.

Police Constable Michelle Cording, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This was a nasty attack which left a man in hospital and I want to reassure members of the public that we are committed to trace those responsible.

“Luckily the victim was able to recover at home, but this could have easily been a different story and I want to stress just how severe the consequences could have been.

“We have been trawling through CCTV from the surrounding areas and we are now releasing a picture of someone we are keen to speak to. Do you recognise them? I appreciate it has been a few months since the incident, but if so please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with any information about the assault should contact police on 0161 856 4275 quoting incident number 267 of 17/03/19.”

Information can be also be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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