Detectives are continuing to appeal for the public’s help after a man was attacked in Sale
At around 8.45am on Saturday 14 September 2019, police were called by the ambulance service to reports that a man had been assaulted on Urban Road.
A man was walking along the road when he was approached by two men who started talking to him.
The duo then punched and kicked the victim to the floor before stamping on his head and fleeing on foot.
The 59-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and shoulder. He has since been discharged.
A 20-year-old man – who was arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault – has now been bailed pending further enquiries.
A 17-year-old boy was also arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault. He has since been released under investigation.
One of the offenders has been described as white, of slim build and average height with short dark hair. He appeared to be in his late teens or early twenties and was wearing a black puffer jacket with dark jeans.
The other attacker has been described as mixed race, of slim build with an afro hair style. He was wearing a long sleeved grey top and also appeared to be in his early twenties.
Detective Sergeant John Seaton, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “Whilst we have made two arrests I want to make it clear that our investigation remains ongoing.
“The victim has suffered an unprovoked and despicable assault and I would also like to take this opportunity to stress that such criminality will not be tolerated in our communities and we will do all that we can to bring those responsible to justice.
“Do you have any information that you think could help us? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 7747 or 101 quoting incident number 927 of 14/09/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.