Man was hit over the head with a baseball bat and had his car robbed by three men in Manchester

Regional Crime : Rochdale

Officers investigating a robbery in Rochdale in which a man was hit over the head with a baseball bat have released an image of a man they want to speak to.


The man police need to speak with

Shortly after 10.50pm on Saturday 3 November 2018, a man was approached by three men on Leamington Street before he was hit across the head with a baseball bat. The offenders made off with the victim’s car, a Ford Fiesta ST.


Man with nasty injury from a baseball bat

The victim, a 58-year-old man, suffered a serious head injury and required hospital treatment.

Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image in connection with the robbery.

Detective Constable Matthew Adshead, of GMP’s Oldham district, said: “This incident occurred back in November last year, but the investigation is being revisited following new evidence coming to light.

“This was a particularly violent attack which left the victim with a nasty head injury and fearing for his life.

“Do you recognise the man in this photo? If you have any information then please get in touch with us on 0161 856 8978.”

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

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