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Man punched in alleyway without warning, Worsley

November 16, 2012, 10:33 am

A man was punched in the face while trying to walk by a group of youths in a Worsley alleyway.

At about 8.30pm on Friday 9 November 2012, the 24-year-old victim was walking to a convenience store known locally as Stan’s Shop, on Hulton Avenue.

He walked through the small ginnel that runs between Westwood Avenue and Hulton Avenue and at this point he was confronted by four youths who were in the alleyway, partly blocking it.

He tried to walk round them but one of them stepped out in front of him and, without saying a word, punched him in the face.

The victim stumbled to the floor and the youths ran off along Westwood Avenue. The man suffered a broken jaw and chin as a result of the single punch.

The man who threw the punch is described as aged between 17 and 19 with a distinctive mono brow and wearing a black adidas tracksuit with a black body warmer.

The three other offenders were all aged between 17 and 19.

Detective Constable Andrew Quinn, of Salford CID, said: “This poor victim will now have to undergo weeks and possibly months of extensive surgery to repair the damage to his jaw and chin.

“He has literally no idea why this man punched him as no words were exchanged – he was just punched without warning.

“They might think they are big men to attack a lone victim down an alleyway but I can assure them that what they did was the very opposite – it was cowardly and immature.

“I now want to make a direct appeal to residents in this area of Worsley. Did you see these lads hanging round the alleyway or did you see them running off that night?

“If so please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Salford CID on 0161 856 5360 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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