Penn Park attack: man critically ill after ‘sickening’ assault in Old Trafford

The man has life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital, Greater Manchester police said.

A man is fighting for his life following a serious assault in Old Trafford.

Police say they were called to Penn Park at 3pm on Monday (12 September) and found the man badly injured.

He was taken to hospital where he remains with life-threatening injuries.

GMP is asking the public to contact them with any information.

What have police said?

Detective Inspector, Chris Mannion of GMP’s Complex Safeguarding Team in Trafford said; “This is a sickening attack on an individual that has left him with some horrific and ultimately life changing injuries.

“We would like to hear from anyone in or around the local area on Monday to understand if they saw or heard anything leading up to the call we received in the afternoon regarding the welfare of a man.

“We have been working around the clock this week to unpick the circumstances regarding this serious assault and will continue to explore all available lines of enquiry over the coming days.”

  • Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 7525 or 101 quoting log number 1983 of the 12/09/22.

Or details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.