Appeal to 'key' Swinton attack witnesses

Police in Salford are appealing to people who they believe could be key witnesses to an assault on a man, in which a knife was held to his throat.

The man, 26, was approached by three men at the junction of Chorley Road and Beech Street at 1920 BST on 15 May.

They held the knife to his throat and ordered he hand over cash before being disturbed by people nearby and fleeing.

Police want to speak to a dog walker and group of who woman who they believe witnessed the attack.

'Very seriously'

The main attacker was described as white, with a slim to medium build, aged 18 to 20, about 5ft 7in (1.7m), with short black hair. He was wearing black clothing.

Det Con Horace Bell, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "The victim was understandably shaken by the incident and I want to reassure him we are taking this very seriously.

"There were plenty of people around at that time in the early evening but I particularly want to hear from the dog walker or the women.

"Did you see anything but maybe didn't think much of it at the time? Now is the time for you to give us a call to help take this violent trio off the streets."

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