CCTV: Five brutal ‘thugs’ involved in drunken pub fight wanted by Manchester police

By Glen Keogh

Five thugs involved in a brutal pub fight are being hunted by Manchester police, as CCTV of the suspects wanted were released today.

One image shows a man brandishing a glass bottle and footage also captured the moment one man fell to the ground where he was repeatedly punched and kicked in the head.

The violence took place nearby the Bank at Sale on School Road, Sale, at about 00.45am on Sunday January 20, after the men had finished drinking at another pub.

Detective Constable Chris Aunins said: “This sort of violent, thuggish behaviour is completely unacceptable and sadly gives our communities an unfairly bad name.

“While it is unclear exactly what sparked this melee, it was almost certainly fuelled by alcohol and when you combine drink with violence and weapons such as glass bottles, people are going to get injured. It is thankful no-one suffered a serious injury as result of this behaviour.”

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The police are appealing to anyone who recognises the men to come forward, as bottles were thrown and used as weapons during the brawl.

Detective Constable Aunins added: “In the cold light of day these individuals may have regretted their antics so I would appeal to them directly as well. Hand yourself in now and tell us what happened before we come knocking on your door.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9168 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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