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Seven arrested over Factory nightclub assault

Factory nightclub in Manchester Photo: Manchester Evening News Syndication

Seven men have been arrested following an assault outside Factory nightclub in Manchester City Centre.

Police were called to reports that a man had been assaulted outside the nightclub on Princess Street in the early hours of Sunday 2 December.

An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. He has since been released and is recovering at home.

Officers arrested seven men over the weekend and interviewed a 48-year-old woman under caution on Saturday.

Four of the men – aged 20, 27, 39 and 40 – who were arrested on Friday 14 December have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Geoffrey Machent said:

“We are progressing with our investigation and are continuing to follow several lines of enquiry to ensure that those responsible for this horrendous incident are brought to justice.

“We have now interviewed a total of eight people as part of our enquiries and are continuing to review CCTV footage and witness statements.

“I would continue to urge anyone that witnessed this disturbing assault to get in touch as soon as possible, even the smallest piece of information could really assist with our enquiries.”

– Greater Manchester Police