Rochdale nightclub hit-and-run suspect named

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Police said Lee Anthony Bradley had connections with Rochdale and Manchester

Police have named a man they want to speak to after a car ploughed into a crowd outside a nightclub in Rochdale.

Officers said 23 people were injured when a car was driven at door staff outside the Dali Bar, in Packer Street, at 0210 BST on Sunday.

The Saab went along the pavement for up to 200 yards before being driven away.

Police want to speak to Lee Anthony Bradley, 26, from Rochdale, about the incident. A second man, 26, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.

The two men in the car were thought to have been refused entry to the bar, but returned and drove the car at the club.

Seven men and seven women were taken to hospital by ambulance and several others went to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

'Rare and isolated'

Three remain in hospital. They are not thought to have life-threatening injuries.

Supt Martin Greenvale, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "I want to reassure residents that we have officers from Rochdale as well as force resources involved in this investigation.

"The incident outside Dali Bar, whilst extremely serious, was a completely rare and isolated one.

"This remains a fast-moving and evolving investigation and I am now seeking the public's help to find Lee Bradley so if anyone knows where he is I would urge them to contact us.

"I also want to appeal directly to Lee if he is hearing or reading this appeal to get in touch with police as soon as possible."

He said Mr Bradley had links to Rochdale and Manchester.

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