Police are appealing for information after two men were assaulted in Rochdale

Date published: 09 February 2020

Two men were assaulted in Rochdale town centre in the early hours of Saturday (8 February) morning.

At around 4.30am on Saturday 8 February, police were called to a report of a fight on Packer Street, near Ko-Ko Kobana Lounge.

Officers attended and established that there had been two assaults in the same area at the time but they are not currently believed to be linked.

Two men, in their 20s, were taken to hospital with head injuries. They are both in a stable condition.

One offender is described as being a white man, in his 20s, with black hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket and a white t-shirt.

A second offender is described as being an Asian man. He was wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

An investigation is underway.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Dixon, of GMP’s Rochdale division, said: “These were nasty assaults on two men which could easily have resulted in even more serious consequences.

“Both assaults happened at the end of nights out so, even though it was the early hours of the morning, there may have been people in the area at the time who can assist us with our enquiries and I would like to encourage them to come forward.

“Greater Manchester Police will not tolerate this kind of behaviour. Officers are committed to finding the people responsible for these brutal attacks and bringing them to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4668 quoting 558 08/02/2020.

Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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