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Three men sought after police attacked in ‘Mad Friday’ brawl

Police want to speak to three men after police officers were attacked as they tried to break up a pub fight on "Mad Friday".

A male police officer was punched in the head and knocked unconscious while his female colleague was dragged to the floor and stamped on in Greater Manchester.

The officers were responding to another call when they saw a large group of men fighting in Long Street, Middleton, at 2.35am on Saturday.

Image: This man is one of three wanted by police over the attack
This bearded man is also wanted by police
Image: This man is also wanted by police

Greater Manchester Police said some of the men involved had been thrown out of Infinity nightclub on Long Street a few minutes before.

The force has released CCTV of three men it wants to speak to as it urged witnesses to come forward.

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Detective Inspector Karl Ward said: "We have been continuing our inquiries throughout the day and we are now releasing CCTV images of three men we wish to speak to in connection with this shocking incident.

"If you think that you might recognise the men pictured in the images then I would encourage you to please contact us as a matter of urgency.

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"We are also keen to speak with anyone who has any additional information that they believe can assist us with our investigation."

GMP said both officers were taken to hospital but they have since been discharged and are recovering atRead More – Source