Arrests over attack in Manchester's Newton Heath
- 14 March 2013
- From the section Manchester
Four men have been arrested over an "unprovoked attack" on youths in which a 15-year-old boy and girl were injured by up to twelve men in Manchester.
CCTV captured men pulling up in three cars next to the group in Briscoe Lane, Newton Heath, at 14:20 GMT on 2 March.
The boy suffered a broken arm and facial injuries requiring stitches after up to four men set upon him.
The girl suffered a fractured cheekbone. The suspects are being held on suspicion of wounding with intent.
Police said three cars pulled up and a group of about 12 men got out and began an unprovoked attack on a group of youths.
They chased the boy on to Harringay Road and attacked him with a weapon.
A 15-year-old girl was hit in the face and suffered a fractured cheekbone and other facial injuries.
Police said the men then got back in their cars - a silver Peugeot 306, a black Volkswagen Passat and a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra - and drove off along Briscoe Lane towards Ten Acres Lane.
The arrests followed the execution of warrants at five addresses in the Openshaw, Crumpsall and Moss Side areas.
Police have also recovered a number of vehicles as part of the investigation.