Plea for wit­nesses af­ter man was punched in the face in pub attack

Oldham Advertiser - - NEWS -

A MAN was knocked un­con­scious and suf­fered se­ri­ous head in­juries dur­ing a vi­cious pub attack.

The 43-year-old was punched in the face by a com­plete stranger at the Pineap­ple Inn in Shaw.

The attack took place at the venue, on Rochdale Road, be­tween 7pm and 11pm on Tues­day, Jan­uary 20.

Po­lice said the vic­tim had been en­joy­ing a night at the pub when he was con­fronted by a man who launched an un­pro­voked as­sault, punch­ing him in the face.

The vic­tim lost con­scious­ness and was taken to hos­pi­tal – where it was dis­cov­ered he had suf­fered a frac­tured cheek­bone and eye socket.

The thug is de­scribed as white, 6ft 4in tall and well-built with short dark hair.

Det Con Leigh Car­nally said: “The force of this punch caused the vic­tim to lose con­scious­ness and need hos­pi­tal treat­ment for a frac­ture to his cheek­bone and eye socket.

“There are likely to be a lot of po­ten­tial wit­nesses who were in the pub drink­ing that evening and ei­ther wit­nessed what hap­pened, the run-up to the attack or the af­ter­math so if you do have in­for­ma­tion then call us.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the po­lice on 0161 856 9080 or the Crimestop­pers char­ity, free and anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

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