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Appeal to trace man who stopped assault

March 13, 2013, 6:19 pm

A man who had been out drinking with friends in Ashton was punched to the floor and attacked.

At about 12.45am on Sunday 10 March 2013, the 47-year-old man was walking on Craven Street when he felt a blow to the back of his head, which knocked him to the floor.

The offender repeatedly kicked the man to his body, but the attack was halted by a member of the public who came to see what was happening.

The offender then ran off. He is described as being a tall man of slim build and wearing a hooded top.

The man who came to help introduced himself as Andrew and was smartly dressed, but then left.

The victim went to hospital following chest pains but was not seriously injured.

Detective Constable Diana Dyer-Barron said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack on a man who was making his way home and we are doing all we can to find the man responsible.

“I would urge any witnesses to come forward and we are also keen to speak to ‘Andrew, as he may have information that can help the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9345 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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