Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Hunt for Coward in Brutal Attack outside Club ; FOOTAGE SHOWS THUG KNOCKING OUT MAN WITH SUCKER-PUNCH

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Hunt for Coward in Brutal Attack outside Club ; FOOTAGE SHOWS THUG KNOCKING OUT MAN WITH SUCKER-PUNCH

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THE moment a thug threw a cowardly sucker-punch at a man outside a Manchester nightclub was caught on CCTV. The victim was instantly knocked unconscious to the ground, before being stamped on by his attacker.

It happened at some point between 2.30am and 3.30am on Saturday, June 29, outside the Press Club in Queen Street.

Footage which has now been released by police shows the male victim outside the club appearing to speak to club staff, with the attacker seemingly ignoring him as he smokes a cigarette. However, without any warning, the attacker turns around and lands a vicious punch, sending the man flying off the kerb and narrowly missing a parked motorbike.

Footage then shows the thug being pushed away from the victim, before fleeing the scene. Incredibly, the man did not suffer any serious injury.

Police have released the horrific CCTV in a bid to identify a man they want to speak to in connection with the assault. …

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