|CCTV images released following assault in Wigan
Police have released CCTV images of three men following an assault in Wigan where a man nearly lost an eye.
At around 4am on Sunday 2 March 2014, a 26-year-old man was in a verbal altercation with three men at Ibiza Bar on King Street.
A fight erupted outside between the 26-year-old and one of the men. Others in the group got involved and the victim was punched in the face a number of times.
The group of men left the man in the road and ran away up Kings Street in the direction of Wallgate.
The 26-year-old man was taken to hospital with a serious injury to his eye and eye socket and remains in hospital undergoing treatment.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the assault.
Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington from Wigan division, said: "We are now in a position to release images of three people we are very keen to speak to.
"If you recognise these men I would urge you to get in contact. A young man has been left with serious, potentially life changing, injuries as he could lose his eye. Imagine if this was your son, brother, cousin, or close friend who was ill in hospital, you would want answers.
"In addition, if anyone was there that night and saw the assault or if you know something that might be relevant to our investigation I would urge them to get in contact with police.
"You might not have seen the actual attack but you may have seen a group of white men running away. I would urge anyone who thinks they may know who is responsible to come forward and speak to us.
"We all have a responsibility to ensure that a night out is a good experience and does not escalate into drunken violence that compromises people's safety.
"We want people to enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Greater Manchester, but to do it responsibly, and avoid trouble by walking away."
Anyone with information is asked to call Wigan police on 0161 856 7259 / 7967 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.