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Appeal after man's face slashed in Manchester

Police are appealing to witnesses who may have seen a man slash another man's face as he walked through Manchester city centre.

The 23-year-old victim was attacked at the junction of Dale Street and Spear Street at 06:30 BST on 2 September.

He was punched in the face and fell to the ground, breaking his elbow.

The attacker then slashed the man across his face with an 8in knife. He also caused slash wounds to his ear, chest and back, police said.

The attacker is described as Asian, about 25-years-old, of slim build and about 5ft 6in (1.6m) tall. He was wearing a black jacket, black baseball cap and jeans.

'Unthinkable'

Det Con Marcus Pugh, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This was a completely unprovoked, and quite senseless attack on an innocent man who was minding his own business walking to work.

"It is unthinkable for the vast majority of people that they will be attacked with a knife on their way to work, so we need to find this man.

"The victim did shout out towards people walking along Oldham Street for help, but it is possible they did not realise what was happening.

"I would therefore ask people to cast their minds back to that morning and try to remember if they saw or heard anything which might help us with our investigation."

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