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Police want to speak to these two people after Sikh priest, 62, attacked in city centre

The 62-year-old remains in a critical condition after the brutal assault last month

James HoltReporter
  • 17:39, 26 JUL 2022


Police are appealing for information after a religious leader was attacked and left unconscious in the street in Manchester city centre last month. The 62-year-old, who police say was a 'Sikh priest', still remains in a critical condition after the brutal assault on June 23.

Detectives investigating the incident have now released further CCTV images of a man and woman they wish to speak to in relation to the incident. Police had been initially been called to the scene, at 6.30pm, after the man was found unconscious on Tib Street.

Paramedics attended and the man was left in a critical condition fighting for his life in hospital. Enquiries found that the victim had been assaulted on Tib Street. Detectives believe the attacker - a male - fled the scene towards Hilton Street, before turning left onto Oldham Street.

More than a month on from the attack, police are still investigating and are now urging anyone with any information about the two people pictured to contact them immediately. The force has been 'following up a number of lines of enquiry' including reviewing CCTV footage covering the area.

DI Mark Astbury, from Longsight CID, said: “This was an attack on a male who still remains in hospital in critical condition. His family are understandably devastated by the aftermath of the attack and yearning for answers surrounding this.


“With his family’s permission, we can now share that the victim is a Sikh priest and we are keeping an open mind in relation to the motivation for this attack. We’ve been following up a number of lines of enquiry since the incident including meticulous CCTV checks and are renewing our appeal for the public’s help.”


Detectives wish to speak to this man and woman in relation to the incident

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