Detectives have released CCTV after a group were attacked after a night out in Manchester City Centre.
At around 2.20am on Sunday 28 April 2019, a group of five men and women were seriously assaulted by seven men near to Revolution Bar on Back South Parade, behind House of Fraser.
The victims – aged between 26 and 47 – were out celebrating an upcoming family wedding on the night of the assault and were threatened and cornered by the group of offenders as they left Revolution bar.
The offenders punched, kicked and stamped on the victims – leaving two lying unconscious in the middle of the street.
One of the men was also brandishing a knife at the time of the attack.
Members of the group suffered multiple injuries as a result of the assault, including severe concussion, a fractured cheekbone and cuts and bruises.
Three of the victims were taken to hospital following the attack, where one man was treated for a potential bleed on the brain.
The offenders fled in the direction of King Street West.
They are described as white and are believed to be in their 20s.
Detective Constable Catherine Kittley, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “This was a sustained and unprovoked assault on five people who were doing nothing more than enjoying an evening out to celebrate an upcoming wedding.
“The entire incident was captured on CCTV and the level of violence used by the group makes it a difficult watch – what should have been a night of enjoyment has left the group with awful memories.
“Two of the victims were left unconscious on the floor, yet the CCTV clearly shows the group of offenders continue to attack them with blows to the head; and I’d like to stress just how lucky the victims are that they weren’t more seriously injured.
“I appreciate that it has been a number of weeks since the incident, but the footage we have released today is of a good quality and I’d urge people to think back to what was a busy night in the City Centre. If you can identify anyone involved then please get in touch and give us their names so we can get these dangerous individuals off our streets.”
Anyone with any information about the assaults should contact GMP on 0161 856 4409 quoting incident number 237 of the 28/04/19.
Information can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.