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Man in life-threatening condition after being head-butted in City Centre

A man is in a life-threatening condition after being head-butted in Manchester city centre.

At about 5.50am this morning, Sunday 24 July 2016, the victim was outside Void nightclub on Richmond Street when he was approached by a man, who head-butted him. He fell to the floor and managed to get up, but fell unconscious shortly afterwards and went into cardiac arrest. A passer-by called an ambulance and the victim went to hospital, where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

The attacker, who fled on foot, is described as an Asian man in his late 30s-early 40s, wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt, and brown boots.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for information and witnesses.

Detective Sergeant Phillip Marsh of GMP’s City of Manchester Team said: “This horrific and random act of violence has left a man in critical condition in hospital.

“The motive for the attack is not clear but do we believe it was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man.

“I urge anyone who saw the assault or has information about who is responsible to come forward and speak to police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4402, 101 quoting the incident number 688 of 24/07/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.+

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