A man being treated for a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain and remains in a critical condition after being attacked in Newton Heath over the weekend.

The man believed to be in his late 30s was seriously assaulted on Briscoe Lane before continuing onto the Asda car park on Old Church Street before leaving the area and making his way to a property on Rosebank Road.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “Last night we received reports that a man had been assaulted outside the Asda on Old Church Street in Newton Heath and left seriously injured.

“He was taken to hospital where he was confirmed to have suffered a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain during what must have been a vicious attack. He remains in hospital today in a critical condition, and we have officers conducting enquiries at the scene and in the nearby area so residents may notice an increased police presence.

“I want to appeal to anyone who may have information about the disturbance to please come forward.”


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