Rush-hour attack on cyclist at Manchester city centre traffic lights leads to four arrests

By Mancunian Matters staff

A brutal assault on a cyclist waiting at a set of traffic lights in Manchester city centre has led to the arrests of four juveniles.  

In the rush-hour attack, the 36-year-old victim was cycling home from work and stopped at traffic lights at the junction with Corporation Street and Miller Street at 6.10pm last Tuesday.

A gang walked past him and shouted at him, at which point he shouted back and rode off before stopping at another set of lights.

The group chased him down and punched him to the ground where he was kicked.

They ran off after they were chased by members of the public before one of them was caught by a witness.

The other three returned, punched the man in the face and all four ran across Hannover Street, onto Shudehill and Thomas Street before making their way towards Piccadilly Gardens.                                                                                     

Police have now arrested four juveniles in connection with the incident who have been bailed pending further inquiries.

They are not looking for anyone else in connection with the assault.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 3221 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.   

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