King Street attack: Victim’s girlfriend plea

Bamboogy on King Street, near to where the attack took place
Bamboogy on King Street, near to where the attack took place

THE girlfriend of a man who suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a vicious beating on King Street has spoken of her ordeal.

Emma Christy, 24, is appealing for witnesses to come forward after her partner Danny Southern was left with serious head injuries following the assault in the town centre on Saturday (October 19).

Detectives arrested a 21-year-old man after he handed himself into Wigan police station on Tuesday. He was held on suspicion of GBH and has since been released on police bail.

The couple are still trying to piece together how a night out with friends ended with Danny being rushed to hospital fighting for his life.

Emma said: “We only found out he had been hit from his friends on Sunday night after he had been to hospital and been treated.

He was walking up King Street and some man punched him and he fell to the floor and the man stood on his head.

“Luckily one of his friends saw it happen and intervened or he could have been a lot worse.

“But he has had two brain haemorrhages and a fractured temporal bone.”

Danny was attacked at around 7am near to Bamboogy nightclub on King Street. He was knocked to the ground and punched repeatedly.

He remains in Salford Royal hospital where his condition is described as “serious but stable”.

Friends have since took to Twitter to express their sympathy for Danny and have also appealed for witnesses.

It is believed his attacker was with a larger group of people including two women with blonde hair.

After the assault, the attacker got into a taxi outside of Harry’s Bar on Wallgate.

CCTV footage shows that the offender is white and of large build and wearing dark clothing.

Despite the arrest, police are continuing to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident or who has any information about what happened.

DC Kevin Telford said: “We are reviewing CCTV from the town centre and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who may either have been making their way home from a night out or heading to or from work.

“I also want to appeal to the wider group of people we believe the offender was with as they are perhaps unaware of the extent of the injuries the man suffered and may even be oblivious to the fact that he has carried out this assault.

“If you were out with the offender and know who he is, please call us.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call police on 0161 856 5307, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.