Man ‘critical’ after assault outside nightclub

Pulp nightclub in Railway Road Leigh
Pulp nightclub in Railway Road Leigh

Police are appealing for information after a man has been left in a critical condition following an attack outside a nightclub.

At around 5.30am on Monday May 29, an unknown man assaulted the victim, and he fell backwards and hit his head on the floor outside the PULP Nightclub on Railway Road in Leigh.

The offender then got into a silver car which made off towards Leigh town centre.

Police believe the offender and the victim were removed from the nightclub earlier in the night following an argument and the attack occurred shortly after.

The offender is described as white, around 20-years-old and about 6ft tall, with mousey brown hair in a quiff. He was wearing a white shirt with rolled up sleeves, dark jeans and dark shoes.

Detective Sergeant Lee Shaw said: “This was a forceful attack which has left the victim in a critical condition.

“We are urging people who may have witnessed the attack outside the nightclub, the argument inside, or indeed anyone with any information about this incident at all, to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1828 or 101 quoting incident reference 537 29/05/2017. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.