Assault man fights for life

THREE men have been arrested after a serious assault on a 48-year-old man who had been out with his 23-year-old son in Bar M in Lime Street, Tyldesley, early on Sunday.

The victim’s son was assaulted and then the victim was chased by a group of men along Elliott Street and Wareing Street and attacked at Upper George Street. He is in a critical condition in hospital.

Two men aged 18 and 19 have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody. An 18-year-old man has been bailed pending further inquiries.