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Five boys and a man arrested after man critically injured in Moston attack

[D]etectives investigating an attack on a man in Moston are appealing for witnesses to come forward and help police with their enquiries.

At around 9pm on Saturday 15 April 2017, police were called to Chinley Avenue, Moston, following reports that a man had been found unconscious and bleeding from a head wound in the street.

Officers attended and discovered a 29-year-old man with a serious head injury.

He was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical and potentially life threatening condition.

It appears that the victim was attacked by several offenders, some of whom may have been armed with sticks or metal bars.

After hitting him on the head the offenders have left the area, leaving the victim unconscious in the street.

Five boys, aged 12, 14, 14, 15 and 17, and one man, aged 32, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Cunliffe said: “This is a serious attack which has left a man with potentially fatal or life-changing injuries.

“We know that an incident occurred on nearby Bluestone Road and this has continued on to Chinley Avenue, where the attack itself took place.

“We now have people in custody in relation to this assault, but that should not prevent witnesses coming forward and telling us what they saw.

“I have placed extra patrols in the area and we have a dedicated team of detectives working on this investigation, hopefully with the help of the community.

“Any information could be vital to the investigation and if you believe you saw any of the build-up to the attack, either on Bluestone Road or Chinley Avenue, or the attack itself, then please contact police as a matter of urgency”.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 150417/2054 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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