Seven teenagers walked off laughing after leaving a man unconscious in a vicious, unprovoked attack outside the National Football Museum on Cathedral Gardens last weekend.
The attack happened at about 10.20pm last Friday as the victim was walking through the gardens. The gang of youths approached him and punched him, causing him to fall to the ground.
When he was down and vulnerable, they punched and kicked him in the head and body, leaving him unconscious, then laughed as they left the scene.
The victim was treated for a broken right cheek bone and a cut to his right eye, as well as bruising and swelling at Manchester Royal Infirmary, where he was discharged the next day.
The offenders were described by police today as white, all wearing dark clothing and in their mid to late teens. Five were male and two were female.
Detective Constable Christian Avery of GMP’s North Manchester Division said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack in which a man was knocked unconscious before being punched and kicked in the head as he lay helpless on the ground.
“Thankfully, the man is recovering and we want to catch whoever did this as soon as possible. I’m urging anyone who witnessed the attack to please come forward. “
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3111/0161 856 3522 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Image courtesy of Neil Turner, with thanks