Boy, 12, and four teens arrested after 'metal bars' street attack

Chinley Avenue in Moston Image copyright GMP
Image caption The man was attacked in Chinley Avenue in the Moston area of Manchester

A 12-year-old boy was among five children arrested after a man was beaten with "metal bars" in a Manchester street, police have said.

The 29-year-old victim is in a critical condition after being found unconscious in Chinley Avenue, Moston, at 21:00 BST on Saturday.

Five boys, aged 12 to 17, and a man, 32, have been arrested on suspicion of assault. All six remain in custody.

Police said the victim suffered a head wound.

The arrested teenagers include two 14-year-olds, a boy of 15 and a 17-year-old.

Det Ch Insp Andrew Cunliffe of Greater Manchester Police said: "This is a serious attack which has left a man with potentially fatal or life-changing injuries."

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