Police want to speak to man after Haughton Green hammer attack

POLICE are trying to track down a man they believe could have vital information after a pensioner was attacked with a hammer in Haughton Green.

The 69-year-old received non-life threatening or life changing injuries in the incident on Portal Grove at about midday on Thursday, March 2.

A suspect made off from the location towards Mill Lane, now the Greater Manchester force wants to identify and speak to a man pictured on a distinctive black and yellow pedal bike.

Officers believe he has vital information that can help with their enquiries.

Police have released this image

Detective Constable Emma-Louise Woodhead of GMP’s Tameside district said: “Since this incident was reported to us shortly after it happened we have undertaken and investigated a number of lines of enquiry in relation to this.

“Now these have been completed, we are in a position to appeal to the local public for any further detail they may have.

“In particular, we are keen to speak to the person pictured on a distinctive pedal bike that we feel may be able to assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information or details that may help with enquiries are asked to call 0161 856 9262 direct, or 101 quoting log 1433 of 02/03/2023.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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