Police want to speak to these three men in relation to two town centre assaults

Date published: 24 February 2020

Police investigating two assaults in Rochdale have released CCTV of three men they want to speak to.

At around 4.30am on Saturday 8 February 2020, police were called to reports that two men had been assaulted on Packer Street in the town centre.

Officers attended and found two men, in their 20s, with head injuries.

Both men were taken to hospital and have since been discharged.  

The two assaults occurred in the same area at around the same time but are not thought to be connected to each other.

An investigation is underway and no arrests have been made.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Dixon, of GMP’s Rochdale division, said: “These nasty assaults could easily have resulted in even more serious consequences so, despite them happening a few weeks ago, our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“We don’t believe they are linked but, due to them happening at the end of a night out, it is likely there were people in the area at the time who can assist us with both sets of enquiries.

“If you recognise the men in the CCTV or have any other information then please get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4668 quoting 558 08/02/2020.

Alternatively, the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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