Attack victim asks for help

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A MAN is who was the victim of a vicious assault at a Wigan nightclub is appealing for witnesses to come forward to help prosecute his attacker.

More than three months after the assault Martin Robinson, from Goose Green, is still in hospital after suffering a number of complications as a result of the April attack which left him with a perforated bowel.

The 23-year-old was enjoying a night out with his friends at Indiependence night club in King Street West back in the beginning of April when he was pushed down a flight of stairs and was kicked in his stomach causing the horrific injuries.

And although his recovery was expected to be a slow process he has suffered a number of serious set backs including having to be transferred to Hope Hospital, in Salford, and having to undergo more major surgery and the latest operation was carried out just this week.

Two men have been arrested in on suspicion of assault and both of them have been bailed until July 18 pending further inquiries.

One man is 23 and the other is 37 years old.

On April 1 into the early hours of April 2 the young man, who has Crohn’s disease, was on a night out with his friends when one of his female friends was getting some unwanted attention from a man not with the group.

Another of his friends went over to help the woman but he was then approached by one of the club’s bouncers who asked him to leave the club.

Martin then went across to see what was happening, but a short time later he was pushed down a flight of stairs and was set upon, being kicked in his stomach a number of times.

According to the young man, who before the attack worked at Tote Sport, he pleaded with his attacker not to go near his stomach because of the disease he suffers, which is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition.

Martin was rushed straight to Wigan Infirmary where he had to have an emergency operation to remove part of his bowel.

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for anybody with information to come forward, which they can do anonymously, and call 0161 872 5050 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.