Man left with facial injuries after being dragged from his car and assaulted

By Louisa Gregson

A 28-year-old man has been left with facial injuries after being viciously assaulted on a residential street in Gorton this morning.

The man was believed to be dragged from a vehicle before being injured.

Hampden Crescent, close to Littleham Walk, where the assault took place, was sealed off at both ends with police stationed at each cordon.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police issued a statement saying: "Police were called at around 9:40am this morning to reports of an assault on Littleham Walk in Gorton.

Emergency services attended, a 28-year-old man was found with facial injuries, and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Enquiries have established that the man was dragged from a car before he was assaulted. The car has since been recovered by police a short distance away on Knutsford Road.

No arrests have been made, and it's not believed there is a wider risk to the community. Enquiries are ongoing."

Residents spoke of their shock and concern.

One woman, who did not wish to be named, said: "I was asleep this morning when my husband heard the sound of an argument at around 9 am.

"I woke up but we did not come outside.

"I have lived here for four years and nothing like this has happened before.

"We saw some blood on the road and I'm very concerned."

Her friend agreed: "I'm very worried," she said. "This looks serious."

Other residents said it was a shock to see police stationed so close to their street.

"“It’s been really quiet around here for ages,” one resident said.

“You only see police when they are speeding past chasing joy riders and that’s not happened for a while.

"This is worrying."

Police scene on Hampden Crescent in Gorton (MEN)

GMP added: " Anyone who may have seen anything or have CCTV or Dashcam footage of the area at the time, is being encouraged to contact police.

"You can do so via LiveChat on our website or call 101 quoting log number 759 of 12/01/22. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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