Police investigating after a teenage woman was assaulted in Manchester City Centre have released CCTV footage of the incident.
Officers want to speak to three men highlighted in the footage following the attack, which occurred on Richmond Street at around 3.30am on Saturday 13 July 2019.
During the assault, a man punched an 18-year-old woman unconscious.
She was left requiring hospital treatment for an injury to her eye.
The offender was accompanied by two other men, who went on to attack a man aged 18 whom the woman was accompanying.
Senior Investigating Officer, Constable Ben Lomax of GMP’s City Centre Division said: “We have released this shocking footage in the hope it helps us identify those responsible for this appealing and cowardly attack.
“Clearly, there were numerous people who not only witnessed this attack but will have seen the three men hastily departing the scene shortly afterwards.
“Several good Samaritans came to the aid of the victims shortly after this attack, for which we are grateful.
“Imagine if you or a member of your family was subjected to this kind of violence? You would quite rightly hope the perpetrators are caught.
“We want to speak to the three men who are highlighted running from the area shortly after the attack in this footage.
“Do you recognise them or the clothes they are wearing? One in particular has a distinctive way of running. Their clothes, too, are quite distinctive.
“Perhaps you saw three people like this earlier on during that evening, or later in the night. If you know something, please get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3221 quoting incident 2513 of 14/07/19.
Information can also be passed anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.