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Police appeal for information after assault in Ashton-under-Lyne

The Witchwood pub Credit: Google

Police in Greater Manchester are appealing for information after a man was left with a life-changing injury after he was assaulted.

Officers received a report that the 42-year-old man had been hurt following an altercation at the Witchwood Pub, Ashton-under-Lyne on Friday evening.

Police say the victim and the offender were outside in the pub’s smoking area before becoming embroiled in a confrontation.

The victim walked towards the Star Inn pub, Old Street with the man following him.

Upon catching-up with the victim, the offender assaulted the man outside the Star Inn pub.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition being treated for a life-changing injury.

The Star Inn Credit: Google

“The man suffered a brutal attack and as a result, sustained serious injuries. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed or anyone who has any information about this vicious assault to contact us."

– Det Sgt Clare Smith, Greater Manchester Police

The offender is described as a white man, in his mid-30s with long dark hair. He was wearing a long green parker coat.

The offender got onto a bus at Cavendish Street, Ashton around 9pm and later got off the bus at Dukinfield Park.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a section 18 assault.

Anyone with any information about the assault should contact police on 0161 856 5887 quoting incident number 2986 of 15/11/19.

Information can be also passed anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.