Officers are appealing for information after serious assault at petrol station

Greater Manchester Police are looking for the public to help in their enquiries after an incident on Saturday 22 October 2022 where a 66-year-old man was assaulted.

At around 8:45pm on the Saturday evening at the Esso KP Garage on Victoria Avenue, Manchester the victim was carrying out painting maintenance on the disabled ramp to the shop when a white man, described as around 19/20 years-old, 5’10” wearing a baseball cap under a hood and dark clothing, who was driving a white/silver VW Polo or Golf, jumped over the barrier and walked onto the wet paint before physically assaulting the victim who questioned his actions.

He was subsequently punched in the face unconscious resulting in a broken hip and jaw.

Police Constable Martin Mcguffie said, “This is a serious assault where after conducting initial enquiries we are keen to speak to the public who may have seen this incident happen.

“We are particularly keen to speak to someone who assisted the victim after the assault before emergency services arrived to assist, who we believe goes by the name of Lynn – if this is you, please get in touch so we can speak to you about the incident.”

GMP are now keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time or witnessed what happened. Officers are specifically interested to speak to a woman called ‘Lynn’ who assisted the victim at the scene before paramedics arrived.

Any details should be passed onto GMP by calling 101 quoting 1058 of 01/11/2022 or alternatively anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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