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Manchester one-punch victim 'fights for life'

Santiago Street, Rusholme Image copyright Google
Image caption Police believe the attack in Santiago Street, Rusholme, was 'targeted'

A 30-year-old man is "fighting for his life" after he was felled by one punch in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police said he was attacked by a man who started arguing with him on Santiago Street, Rusholme, at about 16:00 GMT on Saturday.

The victim tried to back away but was punched by the other man who was driven off in a dark-coloured saloon car.

Det Ch Insp Terry Crompton said: "We believe this is a targeted attack which has left a man fighting for his life."

The man was found collapsed on the street and is being treated in Hope Hospital, Salford for serious head injuries.

The attack happened in a street of terraced houses about five minutes' walk away from Manchester's "Curry Mile" of restaurants and take-aways.

Det Ch Insp Crompton said: "From what we know, the victim was walking on Santiago Street when he was approached by a man who started arguing with him.

"The victim tried to back away but the man punched him, knocking him to the ground."

"I believe there would have been a number of witnesses in the area who saw what happened and I would urge them to call us."

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