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Two men randomly assaulted outside Manchester Victoria Station

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Officers from BTP are today releasing CCTV images of a man police would like to speak to in connection with an assault at Manchester Victoria station. 

The incident happened at approximately 10.50pm on Friday 22 September. 

Two men - a man in his fifties and another man in his sixties – were walking through the Trinity Link Corridor leading towards Victoria station. One of the victims was then struck around the back of his head with a wet floor sign. The victim fell to the floor and was then assaulted further. 

The victim stumbled to his feet and was helped by his friend, but was then thrown against the wall by the offender. The victim’s friend helped him to the station. However, the friend was then punched in the face with such force it knocked him off his feet.
 
Both victims were then helped by staff and police were called. 

Investigating officer PC Emma Power, said: “This was an extremely violent and seemingly unprovoked attack on two men. For no apparent reason, a man assaulted both men, leaving them with a number of injuries. 

“Both men had a bloody nose with the first victim sustaining multiple cuts to his face as well as severe bruising to his face, elbow, arm and back. 

“We are now asking for your help to identify the man in the CCTV images we have released. If you know who he is please contact us as I believe he has vital information.”

Any information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 730 of 22/09/2017. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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