CCTV appeal: ‘Defenceless’ man punched, kicked and stamped on in Salford attack

CCTV footage of a brutal assault – that saw a man chased, punched, kicked and stamped on as he lay defenceless on a pavement in Salford – has been released by police in a bid to catch the offenders.

The 32-year-old victim was chased down Sportside Avenue, Walkden, by two men before he was attacked at 3:27am on Saturday July 11.

After catching up with him the men knocked the victim to the ground before repeatedly punching, kicking and stamping on him as he lay defenceless on the pavement.

‘PARTICULARLY BRUTAL’: The victim can be seen laying on the pavement as the offenders kick him and stamp on him

They beat him until he lost consciousness and then ran off up the street.

Detective Constable Zoe Nightingale said: “This was a particularly brutal assault by two men against a victim who didn’t really stand a chance.

“They chased him down and pelted him with blows, an attack which did not stop when the victim hit the floor.

“Despite him being obviously injured, the men continued to kick and stamp on his prone body and it is perhaps lucky we are not dealing with a much more serious crime as a result of this vicious attack.”

The first offender is described as white, between 20-25-years-old, around 5ft 9in, medium build, with short, shaven brown hair. He was clean shaven and spoke with a broad Salford accent.

The second attacker is described as white, medium to stocky build, around 5ft 10in and between 25-30-years-old, with dark, shaven hair.

Police have released the CCTV footage of the brutal assault in the hopes someone will come forward and help them identify the offenders.

DC Nightingale added: “If you recognised either of these men, please do not hesitate to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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