31/07/2006

'Man 'critical' after Manchester assault

Police have appealed for information following the assault of a man who confronted youths outside his home in Greater Manchester, which left him in a critical condition.

The 27-year-old was attacked outside the house in Newhay Avenue, Benchill on Saturday night around 10:30pm, when he went outside to confront two youths throwing eggs.

The two youths were armed with planks of wood and hit the man around the head.

He was taken to Hope Hospital, suffering from severe head injuries. He remains in a critical condition.

A 16-year-old boy from Benchill has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, but police said that an 18-year-old youth is also being sought in connection with the attack.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact CID at Wythenshawe on: 0161 856 4853 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

(KMcA/GB)

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