A man was taken to hospital after a “group of men armed with weapons” smashed a window and assaulted him.

The incident is believed to have happened on Barton Street, Tyldesley just before 6am on Sunday May 19.

Police say that an investigation is under way after a man was left with injuries, but that these are not believed to be “life changing or life threatening.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “It has been established that a group of men armed with weapons have smashed a window of an address on that street and when the victim has been confronted, he has been seriously assaulted.

“The victim, a man in his 20s has received injuries which resulted in him having to go to hospital for treatment, the injuries are not described as life-changing or life-threatening.

“No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

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“Our officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area that morning, or who perhaps lives on Barton Street or the surrounding area and has CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage.”

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 quoting log 732 of 19/05/2024 or CRI/06KK/0013795/24.

Alternatively, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously in 0800 555 111.