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Men attacked waiting for a bus – Leigh

November 20, 2012, 11:33 am

Two men were attacked as they waited for a bus in Leigh town centre.

Both men, aged 19 and 26, were waiting at Leigh Bus Station on King Street at around 8.40pm on Tuesday 30 October 2012 when they were approached by four men.

The 19-year-old victim was punched in the face, knocking his tooth out, and was told to hand over his phone and money.  One of the men tried to hit him again but he ran into the road and defended himself before the other members of the group surrounded the other victim and threatened him.

All four men ran off empty handed towards Market Street.

The first man is described as being white, in his 20s, 5ft 10in tall, of slim to average build, with short fair hair and wearing a dark coloured tracksuit.

The second is described as being white and in his late teens or early 20s.

The third man was white, in jus 20s, 5ft 8in tall, of average build and had short dirty blonde hair.

The fourth man was white, in his late teens, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and had very short dark coloured hair and eyebrows.

Police Constable John Catterall from the Volume Crime Team said: “The two friends had finished a day at work and were catching the bus home when they were attacked.  We believe there may have been a number of people in the area at the time of the assault and I would ask anyone who saw the incident or recognise the descriptions of the offenders to phone police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7203 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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