Police are looking to question two men in connection with a vicious attack in Manchester’s gay village, which left one man with a cut to his head.

Police in Manchester have released CCTV footage taken from inside the New Union pub on Princess Street in the centre of Manchester’s gay village. The chilling footage, shot on the 7th June 2015, shows two men brawling with a man who was struck in the head with a glass. The victim, a 43-year-old male, was left with a cut to the head.

A second man then threw a chair towards the victim before being ejected from the pub. Police have now issued CCTV footage of the incident.



The main offender is described as being white, in his 30s, of a medium build, with short dark hair and a bear. He was wearing a light coloured jacket and a light coloured T-shirt with a CND logo on the front, and dark trousers.


The man who threw the chair was white, in his 30s, of a stocky build, with a shaved head and wearing a light-coloured hoody with the logo EAZ on the front.

Detective Constable Sean Downey said: “The victim suffered a cut to his head as a result of being attacked, and in some ways is fortunate the injuries were not more severe.

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“The offender could have had no control over where the shards of glass went and we could have been dealing with a very grave injury. That we aren’t is pure luck, so we are treating this very seriously and we need to find the offender.

“We have issued CCTV footage and I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the images to call us.

“Alternatively, if you were in the pub that night and witnessed what happened, or you suspect who may be responsible, then please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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