Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer becomes unresponsive in custody & is now fighting for his life in hospital

Quinney Crescent Moss Side: Google

At around 1.30am on Sunday 20 September 2020, police were called to reports that a man was causing damage to vehicles on Quinney Crescent, Moss Side. 

Officers attended and a man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.

Whilst in police custody, the man became unresponsive. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man’s identity. He is described as being possibly of Arabic descent, in his mid to late 30s, 5ft 9in tall and of a slim build. His head is shaven and he has a distinctive tribal-style dragon tattoo on his right shoulder and upper arm. 

In line with normal procedure, this incident has been referred to GMP’s Professional Standards Branch and the Independent Office for Police Conduct. 

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting 135 of 20/09/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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