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

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image captionThe 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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