A TEENAGER was left with a broken jaw and eye socket after being attacked in a Tyldesley takeaway in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The victim, an 18-year-old man, was in a pizza shop in Tyldesley Road at about 1.30am on Saturday, January 1 waiting for food.
He made conversation with other customers, wishing them happy New Year and saying to one man: “Enjoy your food” as he left.
That man placed his food in his car then returned to the shop and repeatedly punched the victim to his head, even when he lay on the floor.
The victim needed hospital treatment for a broken jaw and eye socket and has little recollection of the attack.
The attacker is described as being a white man in his mid-20s, white with blonde hair, shaved at the sides. He is approximately 5ft 7ins tall and of average build. He wore a waist length black jacket and possibly jeans and trainers.
Detective Constable Rob Kitchen said: “The victim was randomly attacked. He has undergone surgery and is facing ongoing treatment for the foreseeable future.
“This investigation will continue until the offender is found.
“There were a lot of people out that night who will have witnessed this. They may not have thought that the resulting injuries were as serious as this, and we now ask that they make contact with us and give us the information we need.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7259 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.