Po­lice want to speak to woman over gig at­tack

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have is­sued an im­age of a woman they want to speak to in con­nec­tion with a ‘vi­cious’ at­tack out­side a con­cert.

A woman in her 50s was stood out­side the Wa­ter­side arts com­plex, near Sale Li­brary, when she was as­saulted.

GMP say the woman was asked for a lighter – and that when she said she didn’t have one, she was punched, kicked and had her hair pulled. The woman, who man­aged to es­cape, was left cov­ered in bruises and scratches. Clumps of her hair had been pulled out of her head.

Po­lice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the at­tack, which took place on Satur­day, July 28, at around 11pm.

Pop group The Magic Num­bers had ear­lier per­formed at the Wa­ter­side.

Of­fi­cers, who have been trawl­ing through CCTV footage, have re­leased an im­age of a woman they want to speak to.

De­tec­tives want to speak to her ‘ur­gently’.

Pc Liz Ralph, from GMP’s Traf­ford bor­ough, said: “This was a vi­cious and bru­tal at­tack on an in­no­cent woman as she stood out­side the venue wait­ing for a friend.

“Although her phys­i­cal in­juries were not re­ally se­ri­ous, this at­tack shook her up and has made her un­der­stand­ably fear­ful.

“We are des­per­ate to iden­tify the woman pic­tured and I would urge any­one who recog­nises her to please call po­lice.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice on 0161 856 7530, quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 558 of Au­gust 1.

Manch­ester Cathe­dral, which would be cen­tral in the project

Of­fi­cers have re­leased this pic­ture of a woman they want to speak to

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