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Man with Irish accent wanted by UK police for late night takeaway attack that broke man's jaw

The assault happened at about 5am.

Image: Greater Manchester Police

POLICE OUTSIDE MANCHESTER are searching for a man with an Irish accent who they believe carried out an unprovoked attack outside a takeaway that left a man with a broken jaw.

The incident happened last month and they’ve now released  a CCTV image of the man they believe was behind the assault.

It happened at about 5am on 26 July when a 39-year-old man was waiting outside the Planet USA takeaway on South Parade, Rochdale.

Police say the offender then approached the man and confronted him for no reason before attacking him and breaking his jaw.

The attacker is said to have had an Irish accent and is described as as white, of a slim build, and with brown hair.

“For reasons known only to the offender, he launched into a needless and unprovoked attack on this man, leaving him with a broken jaw and an injury to his foot,” said Detective Constable Gabriel Gibson.

“It’s possible this attack was induced by alcohol or drugs but we cannot say for certain – all we can say with any certainty is that this was an unprovoked attack that left a man with a broken jaw.”

Greater Manchester Police are seeking information on the incident and have now issued a CCTV still of a man they wish to speak to. Anyone who may recognise him is also asked to contact police.

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