A 33-year-old man was viciously attacked with bricks by a gang of eight men in Salford on Sunday night.
Police were called to a walkway between M602 and St Luke’s Road, shortly before 10.50pm on Monday October 20, where he was found unconscious by paramedics.
The victim, who is being treated in hospital for multiple injuries including a fractured skull, fractured ribs and severe bruising, is believed to have been approached by up to eight men on St Luke’s Road.
Greater Manchester police believe the attack occurred between there and where he was found.
The male victim, who also lost a number of teeth during the assault, was repeatedly kicked and hit with bricks during the attack.
GMP are now appealing for the person who alerted emergency services to the incident, using the victim’s phone, as well as any other potential witnesses, to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Julie Connor said: “The victim has been given an horrific beating by as many as eight men and has suffered some very serious injuries.
“While we think this was a targeted attack as opposed to a random act of violence, the motive behind it is unclear and I need people with information to call us.
“To say the level of violence used was excessive would be a considerable understatement.
“I really need whoever called the ambulance to come and speak to us.
“I am also eager to hear from anyone who might have any knowledge of this attack or those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5351 – quoting log 2540 of October 20 – or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.