BREAKING A Man Has Been Arrested After Man Was Knocked Unconscious In Manchester Street Brawl
The 58-year-old remains in critical condition in hospital
A third arrest has been made in connection with a city centre assault on a Somerset man.
Shortly before 2am on Saturday 10 February police responded to reports of fighting outside the Printworks near Dantzic Street and Thornily Brow.
Officers attended and found a 58-year-old man called Gary with a serious head injury before he was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
A second man, aged in his 20s, was also taken to hospital to be treated for bruising and cuts.
Further enquiries have established that a large fight involving around 15 people had been taking place before Gary and his group of friends tried to intervene and break it up.
Gary was punched in the face and knocked unconscious. It is believed that he banged his head on the ground. Despite emergency surgery, he is yet to wake up.
A 25-year-old man was arrested near to the scene on suspicion of affray and a 32-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have both been released under investigation.
A third man - aged 27 - was arrested on suspicion of assault and has also been released under investigation.
Detective Inspector Geoff Machent, from GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “Gary was supposed to be out celebrating the soon-to-be wedding of his daughter and his future son-in-law and instead that night was completely ruined.
“A bride-to-be is now beside herself and worried that her father might not be able to walk her down the aisle in a few weeks, as Gary sadly remains in a critical condition.
“We’ve had some really helpful information from the public so far and I would like to stress how important it is for anyone with any information to get in touch.”
Information can be passed on by calling 101 quoting incident number 190 of 10 February or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.