Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was viciously attacked in Wigan town centre.
Between 2am and 2.30am on Saturday, the 28-year-old victim was walking to the taxi rank on Wallgate after a night out in Wigan town centre, when he was approached from behind by a group of men.
He was hit on the back of the head and fell unconscious, and the group fled.
The victim was taken to hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a serious head injury.
Police have launched an investigation and have released images of men they want to speak to in connection with the assault.
Detective Sergeant Steve Baldam of GMP’s Wigan division said: “This was a totally unprovoked and cowardly attack on a man who had been enjoying a night out and was on his way home.
This was a totally unprovoked and cowardly attack on a man who had been enjoying a night out and was on his way homeDS Steve Baldam
“He was viciously assaulted and has been left with a serious head injury in hospital.
“I am appealing for the men in the photograph to come forward, and anyone who recognises them to contact police immediately.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7124, 101 quoting the incident number 370 of 30/07/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.