Man in life-threatening condition after attack in Manchester’s gay village

The assault happened in Manchester's gay village in the early hours of Sunday morning

A man in England has been left in a life-threatening condition after being attacked in Manchester’s gay village.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) say that the man was head-butted in the early hours of yesterday morning at around 5.50am, outside the Void nightclub on Richmond Street.

In a statement, GMP said the man was approached by the suspect – ‘an Asian man in his late 30s-early 40s, wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt, and brown boots’ – and was head-butted.

He fell to the floor and managed to get up, but fell unconscious shortly afterwards and went into cardiac arrest.

He was taken to hospital where his condition was described as life-threatening.

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.’

Void and sister venue Kiki posted a message to their respective Facebook pages saying: ‘As you may be aware there has been an incident at the entrance to void on Richmond street. We would like to confirm this was not a customer from kiki/void and the individual was involved in an incident in the car park on Richmond Street.

‘He was given medical attention by VOID door staff, it is now being dealt with by GMP.’

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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