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Gang beat men with baseball bat and brick in Radcliffe

Blackburn Street at the junction of Stand Lane and New Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The men were attacked near the junction with Stand Lane and New Road

Twenty people beat two men with a baseball bat and a brick in an "unprovoked attack" in Bury, police have said.

The men, aged 23 and 26, were attacked on Blackburn Street, in Radcliffe, at about 22:50 BST on Saturday.

Both sustained head and back injuries, with one thought to have suffered a fractured cheekbone.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said the group were "mainly men in their mid to late teens".

'Lay defenceless'

Det Con Chris Bromley said the men had been attacked near the junction with Stand Lane and New Road.

He said the attack had continued on New Road and into St John's Court, "where both were trapped".

"This is when they were hit with a baseball bat and brick, and further struck to the head while they lay defenceless on the floor," he said.

He added that officers wanted to hear from anyone who saw the group "before, during or after the incident".

"We believe they have walked from the opposite side of Stand Lane before running away," he said.

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