Arrest made after vicious attack

A man has been arrested after a reveller enjoying a night out was viciously attacked in Wigan town centre.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 11:28 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:49 pm
CCTV images released by police

The 22-year-old was detained on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder following the incident involving a 28-year-old on Wallgate.

The man, who had been on a night out in the town centre, was walking to the taxi rank when a group of men approached from behind and he was hit on the back of the head.

He fell unconscious and the group fled after the attack, which happened between 2am and 2.30am on Saturday July 30.

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The suspect has now been bailed until November 11.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released fresh CCTV footage of people they still want to speak to regarding the incident.

DS Steve Baldam from 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.

“He was viciously assaulted and has been left with a serious head injury in hospital.

“I am still 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 or 101, quoting the incident number 370 of 30/07/16, or ring independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.