Manhunt after thug’s unprovoked assault leaves teenage victims unconscious with broken jaw

A manhunt is underway after a violent and unprovoked attack in Manchester left a teenager with a broken jaw after being punched in the face.

The incident took place around 3.45am on Sunday, when the offender approached a group of friends who were waiting for a taxi on Southmill Street.

After asking the group ‘do you want a go?’, the offender punched two men, aged 18 and 19, in the head before chasing a third man down the street. Both men who were punched lost consciousness in the attack.

One victim is due to undergo surgery for a broken jaw while the second man suffered less serious facial injuries.

Detective Constable Tim Greenwood said: “This man approached a group of young men minding their own business and launched a violent and unprovoked assault.

“Two men were injured, one very seriously, and a third would have been attacked also had he had the chance.

“He is clearly a violent and dangerous individual and I would like help to find him so if you recognise this person please come forward and tell us who he is.”

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack, who is described as being of mixed race, 5ft 11in tall, of medium build and between 25 and 30 years-old.

He had a shaved head and was wearing a grey jumper and dark blue trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3515, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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