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Men’s head injuries remain a mystery
2:16pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
MYSTERY surrounds how two men were left badly injured after being attacked on a Radcliffe estate.
The two men were found with head injuries — one in in Byland Gardens on Saturday, February 16, and one inside a house in the same road two days later. But the pair have no recollection of what happened to them.
Police are now appealing for help to piece together how the men received their injuries and whether anyone else was involved in the incident.
Their investigation has revealed that the men, who have not been named, were socialising together on Saturday, February 16, and went out at lunchtime to buy drinks.
The last time they were seen is when they returned to a house in Byland Gardens in a taxi shortly afterwards. No one else was with them.
At 9.45pm, a passer-by called the emergency services when they discovered a 39-year-old man with head injuries outside a house in Byland Gardens.
He was taken to North Manchester General Hospital for treatment and was discharged the following day.
Two days later, at 5.20pm on Monday, February 18, the emergency services were called to the same street when a 53-year-old man was found at his home with head injuries.
He remained in hospital for several days and has since been discharged.
The two men had gone to the 53-year-old man’s house together and it is thought they were together when they were assaulted.
Their injuries were described as serious, but not life-threatening.
Detective Constable Dave Thorpe, of Bury CID, said: “Neither victim can say how they were injured, but we do believe that they were socialising together on the Saturday.
“We are asking people whether they saw or heard anything on the Saturday or the subsequent days but maybe did not think anything of it at the time.
“Two men have been badly injured and I am confident that someone will be able to tell us what happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Bury CID on 0161 856 8150 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.