Man knocked unconscious during fight – Wigan
September 24, 2012, 4:33 pm
A man is in a critical condition after being assaulted in Wigan.
At about 11.55pm on Saturday 22 September 2012, police were called to Lime Street in Tyldesley following reports of fighting.
Officers attended and found a 28-year-old man unconscious on the floor. He was taken to hospital to treat a small bleed to his brain, and he remains in a critical condition undergoing treatment.
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A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault and has been bailed pending further inquiries.
Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Graham Atherton said: “From our initial inquiries, we believe a fight may have spilled out onto the street from a nearby bar, during which there were reports of a number of skirmishes.
“I do not want to speculate on what caused the fights – the most important fact is that we have a young man who is in hospital is a very serious condition as a result of being attacked, and we need to establish who was responsible.
“During the melee, the victim was first punched by one unknown offender, and then knocked unconscious during an attack by another man.
“We have made one arrest, but there are lots of people who were either involved in the fight itself or may have witnessed the skirmishes in the streets who could hold vital information. I would urge those people to come forward and help us with our inquiries.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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