Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Machete Attackers Hack at Man's Hand

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Machete Attackers Hack at Man's Hand

Article excerpt

A MAN almost lost his hand in an horrific machete attack.

Police believe the 20-year-old victim was chased by a group of men before he was violently attacked on Berwyn Avenue, Middleton.

Police were called to the scene just before 11.30pm to reports a man had been assaulted with a knife and had serious injuries to his hand.

He was rushed to hospital and is due to undergo surgery.

Police say witnesses have suggested that around five men were chasing the victim before the attack.

Det Sgt Tim O'Callaghan, from GMP's Rochdale borough, urged anyone with information about the attack to contact police.

He said: "The man has been left with possibly life-changing injuries because of this attack. We are determined to find those responsible - weapons like machetes have no place on our streets and we are making it our top priority to find those who use them and bring them to justice so they can no longer cause misery to their victims and fear in the community. …

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