Police want to speak to woman over gig attack
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.
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Officers have released this picture of a woman they want to speak to