At around 2.20pm on Friday 31 July 2020, a blue Volkswagen Polo and blue Renault Clio collided on Manchester Road, Audenshaw near the junctions with Assheton Avenue and Park Road. A man in his 40s stopped at the scene to assist and was subsequently assaulted by several men. During the assault, the victim was knocked to the ground where he was further assaulted.
He required hospital treatment for facial injuries.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, affray, assault and possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
An investigation is underway.
DC Lockett, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “The collision damaged vehicles and property, whilst the assault left a man with facial injuries. The assault was extremely violent and it is lucky that the man, who was trying to help, did not sustain more serious injuries – our thoughts are with him as he recovers.
“Investigations in to both the collision and assault are underway. Enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly who was involved in the assault.
“I would like to use this opportunity to appeal to anyone with information about these incidents or dash cam footage from the area at the time to contact us as soon as possible. Many dash cams only retain footage for a limited amount of time so, if this applies to you, please make every effort to save the video.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9262 quoting 1599 of 31/07/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.