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A man was dragged to the floor and repeatedly kicked during an assault in Norley Hall, Wigan
Tuesday 31st January, 2017

A man was dragged to the floor and repeatedly kicked during an assault in Norley Hall, Wigan.
At about 7.30pm on Saturday 7 January 2017 the 32-year-old victim left the Shop and Save shop on Norley Hall Avenue when he was confronted by a group of youths.

The group - aged between 15 and 20 – surrounded him and as the victim attempted to walk away they pushed him and dragged him to the floor.

While lay on the floor they repeatedly kicked and punched him in the head and on his body.

He suffered cracked ribs, bruising and needed stiches on his lip.

All of the group were boys and men who wearing hoodies.

Detective Constable Suzanne Rigby, from GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “This was a brutal attack on an innocent man who was just trying to go about his daily business.

“We want to identify those responsible for the assault, who no doubt carried out this cowardly attack as an act of bravado.

“It was senseless and completely unprovoked and I want to assure the community that we are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

“I would ask anyone who has any information about the group, or who saw them in the area that day, to please contact us.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 1874 of 07/01/17, or Crimestopeprs anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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