Man’s scalp found in road after ‘machete attack’ in Manchester

Police said they believe the man had been assaulted by three other men, one armed with a machete.

Joe Middleton
Thursday 29 April 2021 13:23
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Officers were called at around 7.15pm on Wednesday evening to a report of an assault on Birch Lane, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester (file picture)
Officers were called at around 7.15pm on Wednesday evening to a report of an assault on Birch Lane, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester (file picture)

A man’s scalp was reportedly left lying in the road after a late-night “machete attack” in Manchester.

Officers were called at around 7.15pm on Wednesday evening to a report of an assault on Birch Lane, Dukinfield.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) today said they believe the man had been assaulted by three other men, one armed with a machete.

The victim, who has not been named, suffered serious head neck and shoulder injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he underwent surgery.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. No arrests have been made.

Witness from the scene told the Daily Mail the injuries were caused by a machete and pictures from the scene appeared to show what looked like a scalp on the pavement.

Detective Inspector David Donlan, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “This was a horrific attack that left a man with serious injuries.

“His injuries are not life-threatening but could have been a lot worse.

“We are appealing for anyone saw anything or may have information to contact us on 0161 856 9262.”

The local area was cordoned off by police while they undertook an investigation.

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