Manchester

Burnage face slash victim needs more than 150 stitches

A man needed more than 150 stitches after he was slashed three times in the face in an attack in Manchester.

The 26-year-old had gone out to buy cigarettes from a garage on Kingsway in Burnage with his brother when a group of men attacked them from behind.

He was cut across the cheek and neck and his brother was punched and kicked on the ground in the incident, between midnight and 01:30 GMT on 12 November.

Police said the level of violence was "extraordinary".

Det Con Neil Tate, from West Didsbury CID, said: "Neither the victim or his brother can think of any reason why they have been jumped, so we are treating this as a totally motiveless attack."

He added: "More than 150 stitches were needed to close three wounds and sadly this man will carry the scars these men inflicted for the rest of his life.

"We therefore have to find the offenders and lock them up."

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