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Police would like to speak to these men in connection with a brutal assault in the Northern Quarter
Monday 22nd February 2016 @ 10:17 by Becky Cahill

Police would like to speak to these men in connection with a brutal assault in Manchester City Centre that left a Glossop man in hospital with a broken jaw.

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Police have released the images of six men they wish to speak to after a Glossop man was brutally attacked in Manchester City Centre.

Described by a friend as “gentle and someone who wouldn’t hurt a fly”, 25-year-old Ryan King was leaving The Pen and Pencil Bar on Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter at about 2.15am on Sunday 7th February, when he was set upon by a group of men.

He suffered a broken jaw, and serious facial and hand injuries.

Ryan is now recovering at home. His mother Alaina Robinson told the Glossop Chronicle: “Hopefully something will come from the police investigation.

“They’re clear pictures and someone knows them – especially from the group they were out with. They know themselves as well. If they had an ounce of decency they’d just take the punishment.

“Ryan’s still swollen but the surgeon did a great job. He’s not showing any anger – he just wants to forget it really.

“I know I wouldn’t want to see the footage of the attack from what I’ve heard about it.”

Detective Constable Sarah Wright of GMP’s City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This man was subject to a brutal assault which left him with injuries so serious that he required surgery.

“Thankfully he is now recovering at home however this could have been even more serious as the offenders have punched him to the ground before kicking and stamping on his head.

“If you recognise the men in the images then please contact the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team or Crimestoppers.”

Alaina wanted to thank all the well-wishers who have been in touch with Ryan since his story was in the paper: “He’s had a lot of friends come after this. People have got in touch with him on Facebook to see how he is and wish him well.”