Manchester

Two arrests over teenager attack in Hyde

A man and a teenager have been arrested on suspicion of assault after an attack on a 17-year-old boy in Greater Manchester.

The 20-year-old and 17-year-old were arrested following the attack on the teenager in Hyde on 4 February.

After falling while trying to escape a gang of young men, the teenager was punched and kicked on the ground.

The man remains in police custody, while the 17-year-old was bailed pending further enquiries.

A 21-year-old man has already been charged in relation to the incident and will appear at Manchester Crown Court in March.

Police said the teenager and his friend were passing a takeaway in Hyde when a group of young men and women began goading them.

One of the boys was punched and kicked as he lay on the ground, suffering two fractured eye sockets, while his friend was punched in the face.

The first victim is now in a stable condition.

Supt Neil Evans said the investigation was "very much ongoing".

"The progress made in the investigation to date is in a very large part due to the support of the local community, particularly the Asian community," he said.

"We are extremely grateful for that support and appeal for it to continue as we seek to identify further suspects."

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