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Appeal after vulnerable man found with broken nose in Moorside Park

Officers are appealing for information after a man was found injured in a Swinton park.

Shortly before 7pm on Sunday 2nd October 2016 the man, who is in his 40s, went for a walk in Moorside Park.

He entered the park at the corner of Deansway and Browning Road before following the footpath for around 40 yards.

He was later found by a tree with injuries to his face including a possible broken nose.

Officers carried out house-to-house enquiries and have since been studying CCTV.

Detective Constable, Jill Jackson, from GMP’s Salford borough, said: “The victim is a vulnerable person and was understandably extremely distressed when he was found.

“We are currently trying to ascertain exactly what happened to him and I would ask anyone who thinks they witnessed anything to do with this incident to please contact us.

“A shopping trolley was found on the park which contained items which had been set on fire and were burnt out by the time the victim was discovered.

“This might have something to do with this incident and we are keen to see if this jogs anyone’s memory.

“A man was also stood on the corner of Browning Road and Shelley Road smoking when the victim was collected. I would appeal directly to him to come forward to police as you could have vital information which could also help with the investigation.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 2188 of 2nd October 2016.

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