Police release pictures of street attack victim's injuries

Pictures of the injuries suffered by a 20-year-old woman who was assaulted in Manchester have been released as part of a police appeal.

Hannah Fryer was walking with two friends, one female, the other male, along Little Lever Street in the Northern Quarter at around 2am on Saturday 17 October 2015, when they were approached by two men.

The men tried to engage the victims in conversation before launching into a brutal and completely unprovoked attack, punching the man to the floor and kicking him to the head.

They also attacked both women, punching them both to the floor and leaving one with serious injuries to her eye and nose.

The first offender is described as black, in his late 20s to early 30s, with short hair and stubble. He was wearing jeans, dark trainers and a distinctive patterned shirt.

There is no description of the second offender.

Constable Avril Gordon said: "These men subjected a young man and two young women to a vicious attack and left all three requiring treatment for facial injuries."

"So often we see attacks like this one end with more serious consequences, and it is sheer luck that these victims were left with injuries that did not require surgery or substantial stays in hospital.

"We have an image of one of the men, and he is wearing quite a distinctive shirt so I hope there is someone out there who can recognise and identify him to us.

"Similarly, if you were in the area at the time of the attack and believe you can assist our investigation, please do not hesitate to contact us."

– Constable Avril Gordon
CCTV images of man police want to speak to Credit: Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 171015/0296 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.