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CCTV shows thugs in Manchester attacking family celebrating upcoming wedding | UK News

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Several men have been captured on CCTV carrying out a “sustained and unprovoked attack” on a family celebrating an upcoming wedding.

Greater Manchester Police, which released the footage in a bid to find the thugs, said the family should have been enjoying a celebratory night out and have now been left with “awful memories”.

The video of the violence, which broke out in Manchester city centre, shows the thugs kicking and punching a man as he lies on the ground.

The victims were punched, kicked and stamped on leaving two unconscious in the street
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The victims were punched, kicked and stamped on, leaving two unconscious in the street

The five men and women who were attacked were aged between 26 and 47 and were cornered by the group of seven men as they left the Revolution Bar.

The victims were punched, kicked and stamped on, leaving two unconscious in the street.

The video shows the thugs repeatedly kicking a man’s head and body in the road.

Some are seen jumping over him and then running back to start kicking him again.

Members of the family are seen trying to defend him and move the attackers away.

One victim was left with a bleed on the brain and others suffered severe concussion, a fractured cheekbone, cuts and bruises in the April incident.

The attackers, who are described as white and believed to be aged in their 20s – and include one who was seen brandishing a knife – were captured on camera leaving the scene.

Detective Constable Catherine Kittley said: “This was a sustained and unprovoked assault on five people who were doing nothing more than enjoying an evening out to celebrate an upcoming wedding.

“The entire incident was captured on CCTV and the level of violence used by the group makes it a difficult watch – what should have been a night of enjoyment has left the group with awful memories.

“Two of the victims were left unconscious on the floor, yet the CCTV clearly shows the group of offenders continue to attack them with blows to the head; and I’d like to stress just how lucky the victims are that they weren’t more seriously injured.

“I appreciate that it has been a number of weeks since the incident, but the footage we have released today is of a good quality and I’d urge people to think back to what was a busy night in the city centre.

“If you can identify anyone involved then please get in touch and give us their names so we can get these dangerous individuals off our streets.”

Anyone with information about the attack at around 2.20am on Sunday, 28 April should contact police on 0161 856 4409 quoting incident number 237 of the 28/04/19.

Information can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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