Attacker knocks woman unconscious with single punch

Police want to speak to this man about an attack in which a woman was knocked unconscious with a single punch

Police want to speak to this man about an attack in which a woman was knocked unconscious with a single punch

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THE hunt is on for a “cowardly attacker” who knocked a woman unconscious with a single punch.

The woman was walking home along Elliot Street, Tyldesley, when she was approached by a group of men and women.

The victim started to argue with the men and one of them punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious.

The attacker and the rest of the group ran away towards Astley Street.

The crime happened on July 21 at 2.30am.

Police have now issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the attack.

Det Con Kevin Byrne said: “This was a violent attack and the man fled the scene, leaving the woman unconscious on the floor and not even calling an ambulance.

“There are likely to have been quite a few people around at this time in the evening, maybe going home after a night out that may have seen the attack.

"Other members of the group in company with the man responsible may wish to contact the police with information.

“This was a cowardly act and the victim has been left with a serious injury. We are urging anyone who recognises the image of the offender to contact us immediately.”

The man responsible is white, 5ft 8ins tall, slim, and aged between 18 and 20. He had short sandy brown hair and spoke with a local accent.

People with information are asked to call police on 0161 8567225, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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3:53pm Thu 4 Sep 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

The caption under the photo describes him as a "man" - Any chance of changing it to "cowardly child"....?
The caption under the photo describes him as a "man" - Any chance of changing it to "cowardly child"....? OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: 22

4:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

mrs philainsy says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
The caption under the photo describes him as a "man" - Any chance of changing it to "cowardly child"....?
Exactly.
He was probably on his way home to beddy-byes, in readiness for the start of a New School Term.

On his own, he wouldn't say Boo to a Goose.
With his mates around him, he's Mike Tyson.

What a nasty little Chav.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: The caption under the photo describes him as a "man" - Any chance of changing it to "cowardly child"....?[/p][/quote]Exactly. He was probably on his way home to beddy-byes, in readiness for the start of a New School Term. On his own, he wouldn't say Boo to a Goose. With his mates around him, he's Mike Tyson. What a nasty little Chav. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 23

6:15pm Thu 4 Sep 14

waynagain says...

Police should announce that the people with him will be charged with aiding and abetting unless they come forward, but apparently it is the woman's responsibility to find out who did this as the police now can't be bothered.
Police should announce that the people with him will be charged with aiding and abetting unless they come forward, but apparently it is the woman's responsibility to find out who did this as the police now can't be bothered. waynagain
  • Score: 10

6:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

jus' visitin says...

Wow! I wonder if he now feels like he's a big man? How low can you get? Cowardly little twerp. I hope his "friends" have the guts to contact the police and give them his name.
Wow! I wonder if he now feels like he's a big man? How low can you get? Cowardly little twerp. I hope his "friends" have the guts to contact the police and give them his name. jus' visitin
  • Score: 8

9:09pm Thu 4 Sep 14

alecfranco says...

(THE VIGALANTI IN ME WOULD STILL LIKE TO MAKE THINGS EVEN STEVENS).. It 'd make me glad. I hope the nice lady gets well physically although she may never get through nightmare of the unprovoked, senseless moronic attack by a complete an utter pyschopathic unfeeling self-centred nutter, loony, baststeward & bigheaded cnut... My only hope is that this (IMBECILE, IGNORAMUS, MORON) is severely punished an jailed...
(THE VIGALANTI IN ME WOULD STILL LIKE TO MAKE THINGS EVEN STEVENS).. It 'd make me glad. I hope the nice lady gets well physically although she may never get through nightmare of the unprovoked, senseless moronic attack by a complete an utter pyschopathic unfeeling self-centred nutter, loony, baststeward & bigheaded cnut... My only hope is that this (IMBECILE, IGNORAMUS, MORON) is severely punished an jailed... alecfranco
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Janch1 says...

Typical cowardly little low life scum bag. It would have served him right if she had given him a good smacking round the head, but no, on second thoughts she would have ended up arrested and not him. Have a good look at the photo of this filth because no doubt he will be if not already one of our future Bolton Benefit scroungers!
Typical cowardly little low life scum bag. It would have served him right if she had given him a good smacking round the head, but no, on second thoughts she would have ended up arrested and not him. Have a good look at the photo of this filth because no doubt he will be if not already one of our future Bolton Benefit scroungers! Janch1
  • Score: 0

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