Man headbutted outside takeaway left needing life-saving surgery – police want to speak to this man

An image of a man police want to speak to has been released after a man was left needing lifesaving surgery when he was headbutted outside a takeway in Stockport.

The victim – a man in his 40s – was attacked outside the New Tai Wah in Heaton Norris at around 8:10pm on Wednesday May 5 this year.

After being headbutted, he fell backwards and hit his head on the ground.

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Emergency services attended the scene on Belmont Street and he was taken to hospital.

He suffered facial injuries and a serious head injury which required lifesaving surgery, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing the force added.

The attack happened outside the New Tai Wah takeaway on Belmont Street
(Image: Google Maps)

Police have now issued an image of man detectives wanted to speak to in connection with it.

They say the man “is someone officers believe could hold important information about the incident.”

Enquiries mean investigators no longer need to speak to a man whose image was previously issued, back in July.

DC Joel Massender, from GMP’s Stockport division said: “Our enquiries have progressed at good pace since our appeal last month, which importantly allowed us to narrow down our lines of enquiry.

“We are in a position today to release a picture of a second man who we are interested in speaking to in relation to this shocking attack which left a man requiring several stitches.

“If anyone recognises this man or has any other information about this incident, no matter how small, then I encourage you to contact us so we can bring to justice the coward that committed this act.”

Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to call police on 0161 856 9790 quoting incident number 2677 of 06/05/2021.

Or information can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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