Police appeal after unprovoked attack on a man

Police are investigating after a man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack nearby in Manchester city centre.

At 9.50am on Monday 7 August 2017, police were called to St Mary Street in central Manchester to reports of an assault.

The victim was approached by a man as he crossed the road near to Parsonage Gardens and punched and kicked him to the floor. He then fled in the direction of Southgate, parallel to the House of Fraser.

The victim – who is in his 70s – was left with several facial injuries. 

An investigation has been launched and police are appealing for witnesses. 

The offender is described as medium build, in his late 30s and white. He was wearing blue jeans with a navy blue jumper at the time of the assault.

Police Constable Laura Roberts, of GMP’s City of Manchester borough, said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack of an innocent man who was going about his daily business and has unfortunately been left with facial injuries.

“We have launched an investigation and I would ask that anybody who thinks they may know something that can assist with our investigation to please contact police.

“I would also ask that anyone who thinks they may recognise the description of the offender or know who he is to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 506 of 7 August 2017, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant