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Man seriously injured after being attacked by up to eight men

October 21, 2014, 12:57 pm

A man is recovering in hospital after being attacked in Salford.

Shortly before 10.50pm on Monday 20 October 2014, police were called by the NWAS, who had been called to assist a man found seriously injured and unconscious.

Officers attended and found a man, aged 33, slumped on the ground in a walkway between the M602 and St Lukes Road.

He has been taken to hospital for treatment to multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, fractured ribs and severe bruising. He also lost a number of teeth in the assault.

Police believe the man was accosted by up to eight men on St Lukes Road and was assaulted between there and where he was found.

The man was repeatedly kicked and hit with bricks during the assault.

An unknown person used the victims phone to contact the ambulance service and police are trying to locate this person as well as any other witnesses.

Detective Sergeant Julie Connor, said: “The victim has been given an horrific beating by as many as eight men and has suffered some very serious injuries.

“While we think this was a targeted attack as opposed to a random act of violence, the motive behind it is unclear and I need people with information to call us.

“To say the level of violence used was excessive would be a considerable understatement.

“I really need whoever called the ambulance to come and speak to us.

“I am also eager to hear from anyone who might have any knowledge of this attack or those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5351 – quoting log 2540 of 20th October – or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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