A second teenager is arrested over “despicable’ attack in Sale

By Peter Trollope at

A seventeen year old youth has been arrested over an ‘unprovoked and despicable’ attack in Sale.

He was detained on suspicion of assault, and is the second person to be arrested after a 20-year-old was held by police yesterday

It follows an incident at 8.45am in Urban Road, Sale, on Sunday, September 14, in which a man was approached by two other men who kicked him to the ground and then began stamping on his head.

The 59-year-old victim was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and shoulder

Detective sergeant John Seaton, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “Whilst we have made two arrests I want to make it clear that our investigation remains ongoing.

“The victim has suffered an unprovoked and despicable assault and I would also like to take this opportunity to stress that such criminality will not be tolerated in our communities and we will do all that we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“Do you have any information that you think could help us? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

 Following the arrest, the teenager has been released pending investigation while the 20-year-old man has been bailed.

Anyone with any information can call police on 0161 856 7747 or 101 quoting incident number 927 of 14/09/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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