Rochdale axe attack: Four men held in attempted murder investigation

A man suffered serious hand injuries in a "brutal axe attack in broad daylight", police said.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the victim was left with "life-changing injuries" following the assault, which happened at about 15:30 BST on Tuesday in Rochdale.

Four men, aged 53, 27, 25 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, said a force spokesman.

He said the man, who was attacked in Church Road, will need further surgery.

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