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Four men arrested at Timperley house after “terrifying” baseball bat attack in Wythenshawe

By David Prior at

Four men were arrested at an address in Timperley last night after a “terrifying” robbery that saw two men chased by a car and attacked with baseball bats in Wythenshawe.

Police were called shortly after 10.20pm to Welbury Road in Northern Moor to reports of a robbery.

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were driving through Wythenshawe when a car pulled out behind them and switched on its full beam headlights.

The men were chased by the car before being boxed in on Welbury Road after a black Volkswagen Golf pulled out in front of them.

A number of men got out of both cars armed with baseball bats and approached the victims before smashing the windows of their car and assaulting them.

One of the men managed to run to a nearby house and call the police as the offenders fled with one of the victim’s bag and wallet.

One of the men suffered head injuries which have been treated in hospital.

Shortly before 11.10pm, police located the offenders’ black Volkswagen Golf on Norwood Drive in Timperley and arrested four people inside the house on suspicion of robbery.

Detective Inspector Gareth Davies of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This was a terrifying robbery that has targeted two innocent men and left them in need of hospital care.

“I understand that the community will quite rightly be concerned by this attack and I would like to assure them that we have launched a full investigation and have four people in custody.

“If you witnessed this robbery or saw the black Golf driving erratically in or around the South Manchester area, then please get in touch.”

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting reference 2060 of 31.08.2017 on 101 or 0161 856 4882, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.