A man has been assaulted in Bolton town centre this afternoon, Tuesday, sparking a large emergency services presence.

Six police cars and an ambulance were sent to Deansgate at around 5.15pm, near Greggs, where a man was being treated following the incident.

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Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a man had been assaulted and he was being attended to by North West Ambulance Service paramedics.

A force spokesperson added that no arrests have been made at the moment.

The Bolton News:

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An eyewitness said: "I saw two police cars and ambulance turn up just outside Greggs quickly, with lights and sirens on.

"A man was on the floor and paramedics were attending to him, a crowd of people were stood around staring at what was happening.

The Bolton News: Emergency service vehicles in Bolton Town CentreEmergency service vehicles in Bolton Town Centre (Image: NQ)

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"After a few minutes another ambulance arrived and the police cordoned off the immediate area around the entrance of Greggs, but there was still a gap on the Subway side of the street where people could get by.

"They got him onto a stretcher, he had blood running down his face which looked like it was coming from his eye or the bridge of his nose, and they loaded him into an ambulance."

He added: "It's just not what you expect to see on a Tuesday afternoon."