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Manchester police seek nurse who helped victim of attack

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Greater Manchester Police has appealed for an off-duty nurse who gave clinical assistance to a man attacked outside a bar to come forward.

The man has been left with a fractured skull after he was attacked outside a Stalybridge bar at around 12.20am on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August.

The 27-year-old victim was out with his partner and friends drinking in the town centre but, while stood on his own outside Szoda Bar on Market Street, was punched and knocked unconscious.

A woman, believed to be an off-duty-nurse, gave medical assistance to the victim until an ambulance arrived.

The man was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment to a fractured skull.

Detective constable David Montgomery said the unprovoked attack was a “prime example of the devastating consequences that a single punch can have”.

“It was a very busy night and there were a large group of people outside the entrance of the bar and around the street outside,” he said. “If anyone witnessed the incident or saw the offender/s before or after it happened, please get in touch with us and tell us what you saw.

“I am also appealing for the woman that kindly provided medical assistance to the victim until the ambulance arrived to get in touch with us, as she may have information that is vital to our investigation,” DC Montgomery added.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Ashton under Lyne CID on 0161 856 9311 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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