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Police hunt gang who broke man’s nose during prolonged assault on train from Hale to Navigation Road

By David Prior at

Police are hunting a gang who broke a man’s nose during a prolonged attack that began on Hale Railway Station platform and continued to Navigation Road platform in Altrincham.

The attack on the 39-year-old victim, which took place at around 10pm on Monday November 5th, began after a “verbal altercation” with a group of six young men on Hale station platform.

The group punched the victim before they boarded separate carriages of a Northern Rail service.

Police want to speak to six men about the assault – the two pictured here and the four at the top

They then made their way through the train’s carriages to find their victim, continuing their assault by striking him to the floor.

When the victim left the train at Navigation Road, the group continued to punch and kick him to the floor before fleeing the scene.

British Transport Police now hope to speak to six young men identified in CCTV images.

Anyone who recognises the men in the pictures, or has any information about the incident, is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 154 of 07/11/18.