Detectives in Bolton are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in the town centre by a gang of up to 10 youths.

Police were called around 12.15am on Saturday 11 September to Churchgate to a report of an assault.

Officers attended and say a groups of males had assaulted a man.

Three teenagers have been arrested.

A 31-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has since left hospital.

Detective Sergeant Rebecca Heyworth, of Bolton CID, said: "This was a vicious assault by a groups of nine or ten youths and we are determined to locate all the perpetrators and bring them to justice."

Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of assault and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police approached businesses on Churchgate asking for CCTV footage on Saturday morning.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5757 quoting incident 43 of 11/09/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed on via our LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.