A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was assaulted in Bolton.

It happened around 2am on Sunday morning on Bradshawgate near the junction with Breightmet Street.

The man, 46, fell to the ground after he was punched. He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses.

We are going through CCTV from the night and there were lots of people around at the time of the incident. This man is very poorly in hospital so I would ask if anyone saw what happened or knows anyone who may have been involved to call police urgently.

Detective Sergeant Iqbal Ahmed, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 1372 (between 7am and 11pm), 101, or the Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.