Two arrested over town centre attack

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TWO men have been arrested following a town centre assault.

Shortly before 4.30am on Friday September 11 2015, a 24-year-old man was standing at the taxi rank on Railway Road in Leigh when he was approached by a man, who then punched him in the face.

The man tried to defend himself, shielding his face with his hand, but a second man approached him and also hit him in the face.

The man tried to get to safety and a third man approached him and punched him to his ribs.

The victim suffered a dislocated finger and injuries to his face.

Two 20-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and have been bailed until the end of February pending further enquiries.

A 19-year-old man who was arrested previously on suspicion of a section 47 assault in connection with this assault has been bailed until March 29.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call police on 0161 856 7225 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.