Two men attacked by gang of teenagers armed with baseball bat and brick in Radcliffe

Bury Times: Two men attacked by gang of teenagers armed with baseball bat and brick Two men attacked by gang of teenagers armed with baseball bat and brick

TWO men were attacked by a gang of teenagers armed with a baseball bat and a brick as they walked through Radcliffe.

The two victims, aged 23 and 26, were walking on Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, at about 10.50pm on Saturday when they were approached by a large group as they got to the junctions of Stand Lane and New Road.

A number of the group attacked the pair, hitting them around the head and body with a baseball bat and brick before they ran off back in the direction of Blackburn Street.

The victims were left with back and head injuries, and one man was treated for a suspected broken cheekbone.

It is believed the group consisted of about 20 people, mainly males, with the attackers described as being in their mid-to-late teens.

One of them was white, about 16 to 17 years old with fair, ginger hair and large build.

Det Con Chris Bromley, of Bury Police, said: “This was a completely unprovoked assault on two men who were simply walking along a road.

"The attack continued on New Road and into St John’s Court where both were trapped.

"This is when they were hit with a baseball bat and brick, and further struck to the head while they lay defenceless on the floor.

"We are now keen to trace anyone who may have seen this large group before, during or after the incident.

"Due to the size, I believe someone would have seen them.

"We believe they have walked from the opposite side of Stand Lane before running away."

Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8568204.

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12:29pm Mon 30 Jun 14

marco999 says...

God that's awful but surely there must be some kind of reason or we're all at danger of randomly being beaten up whilst innocently walking down the street. I hope the men in question make a full and speedy recovery.
God that's awful but surely there must be some kind of reason or we're all at danger of randomly being beaten up whilst innocently walking down the street. I hope the men in question make a full and speedy recovery. marco999
  • Score: 6

12:57pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Bury Taxpayer says...

You dont just get beaten up with baseball bats while you innocently walk down the road

It's never happened to me.....Probably Drug Related
You dont just get beaten up with baseball bats while you innocently walk down the road It's never happened to me.....Probably Drug Related Bury Taxpayer
  • Score: -14

12:59pm Mon 30 Jun 14

johnnykilroy4 says...

Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!!
Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!! johnnykilroy4
  • Score: 2

1:58pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Don Cowan says...

Bury Taxpayer wrote:
You dont just get beaten up with baseball bats while you innocently walk down the road

It's never happened to me.....Probably Drug Related
And you know this do you?
[quote][p][bold]Bury Taxpayer[/bold] wrote: You dont just get beaten up with baseball bats while you innocently walk down the road It's never happened to me.....Probably Drug Related[/p][/quote]And you know this do you? Don Cowan
  • Score: 11

2:21pm Mon 30 Jun 14

markthementalist says...

This story has a faint whiff of 'revenge' or a gang of men have decided to start beating up random people. I don't know whether to be scared or not?
This story has a faint whiff of 'revenge' or a gang of men have decided to start beating up random people. I don't know whether to be scared or not? markthementalist
  • Score: -3

8:01pm Mon 30 Jun 14

artistpaint says...

What we all want to know is who runs the bolton evening news...
What we all want to know is who runs the bolton evening news... artistpaint
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Babbar Divino says...

Don Cowan wrote:
Bury Taxpayer wrote:
You dont just get beaten up with baseball bats while you innocently walk down the road

It's never happened to me.....Probably Drug Related
And you know this do you?
Not necessarily drug related but I agree you don't just get beaten up with baseball bats, not yet anyway
[quote][p][bold]Don Cowan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bury Taxpayer[/bold] wrote: You dont just get beaten up with baseball bats while you innocently walk down the road It's never happened to me.....Probably Drug Related[/p][/quote]And you know this do you?[/p][/quote]Not necessarily drug related but I agree you don't just get beaten up with baseball bats, not yet anyway Babbar Divino
  • Score: -5

8:19pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Lancashire always says...

I hope they are very proud of their selves and the friends that did nothing to stop this cowardly attack get the courage to go to the police and report them.
these PEOPLE deserve to be in Borstal !!
I hope they are very proud of their selves and the friends that did nothing to stop this cowardly attack get the courage to go to the police and report them. these PEOPLE deserve to be in Borstal !! Lancashire always
  • Score: 5

8:45pm Mon 30 Jun 14

ask12b1 says...

Nothing but cowards! If you want to fight with someone then you do it one on one or be the bigger person and walk away.
Nothing but cowards! If you want to fight with someone then you do it one on one or be the bigger person and walk away. ask12b1
  • Score: 4

9:44pm Mon 30 Jun 14

hal pel says...

johnnykilroy4 wrote:
Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!!
The police aren't omnipresent! When did you last see a bobby on the beat in a suburban area? A policeman hasn't walked past my house for over twenty years.
[quote][p][bold]johnnykilroy4[/bold] wrote: Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!![/p][/quote]The police aren't omnipresent! When did you last see a bobby on the beat in a suburban area? A policeman hasn't walked past my house for over twenty years. hal pel
  • Score: 7

1:22am Tue 1 Jul 14

johnnykilroy4 says...

There should be cctv in the area there's cameras everywhere if you take a **** in the street the police turn up !!!! What's wrong with this world !!!
There should be cctv in the area there's cameras everywhere if you take a **** in the street the police turn up !!!! What's wrong with this world !!! johnnykilroy4
  • Score: -3

1:48pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Hough64 says...

hal pel wrote:
johnnykilroy4 wrote: Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!!
The police aren't omnipresent! When did you last see a bobby on the beat in a suburban area? A policeman hasn't walked past my house for over twenty years.
From this I assume you have stood by your window 24 hours a day for twenty years??
[quote][p][bold]hal pel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnnykilroy4[/bold] wrote: Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!![/p][/quote]The police aren't omnipresent! When did you last see a bobby on the beat in a suburban area? A policeman hasn't walked past my house for over twenty years.[/p][/quote]From this I assume you have stood by your window 24 hours a day for twenty years?? Hough64
  • Score: 6

3:16pm Tue 1 Jul 14

hal pel says...

Hough64 wrote:
hal pel wrote:
johnnykilroy4 wrote: Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!!
The police aren't omnipresent! When did you last see a bobby on the beat in a suburban area? A policeman hasn't walked past my house for over twenty years.
From this I assume you have stood by your window 24 hours a day for twenty years??
I bet there was smoke coming from your keyboard as you quickly typed that witty reply. While we're making assumptions, I'll make one as well; I'm quite sure that you don't for one minute believe that I've been stood by my window for twenty four hours a day for twenty years. I'm also quite sure that you fully understand the point I was trying to make. Are you always so pendantic? I bet you're a right laugh down the pub!
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hal pel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnnykilroy4[/bold] wrote: Where was the police when this was happening oh!!! i forgot the government has cut the police force down no wonder this society is going to the dogs !!![/p][/quote]The police aren't omnipresent! When did you last see a bobby on the beat in a suburban area? A policeman hasn't walked past my house for over twenty years.[/p][/quote]From this I assume you have stood by your window 24 hours a day for twenty years??[/p][/quote]I bet there was smoke coming from your keyboard as you quickly typed that witty reply. While we're making assumptions, I'll make one as well; I'm quite sure that you don't for one minute believe that I've been stood by my window for twenty four hours a day for twenty years. I'm also quite sure that you fully understand the point I was trying to make. Are you always so pendantic? I bet you're a right laugh down the pub! hal pel
  • Score: 8

6:59pm Tue 1 Jul 14

forward thinker says...

Speculating as to whether drugs were involved is a bit pointless, the key issue is that there is a marauding group of dangerous thugs willing to possibly kill people by striking them in the head with weapons! These are not the sort of people who should be free to walk the streets. The police need to get a quick result in this to restore public confidence as this is absolutely atrocious.
Speculating as to whether drugs were involved is a bit pointless, the key issue is that there is a marauding group of dangerous thugs willing to possibly kill people by striking them in the head with weapons! These are not the sort of people who should be free to walk the streets. The police need to get a quick result in this to restore public confidence as this is absolutely atrocious. forward thinker
  • Score: 3

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