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Hunt For Man Hit Over Head With Concrete Slab
Police are trying to find a man who had a concrete slab smashed over his head in Manchester city centre.
CCTV shows two men standing next to each other in Bloom Street, embracing briefly before the victim turns to walk away.
But just two seconds later, he is hit by a slab of concrete hidden in the back of the other man's trousers.
The attacker can be seen skipping away and gesturing with his hands, as the victim stumbles backwards onto the pavement.
A man arrested on suspicion of assault shortly after the attack has been released on bail until September 2 while investigations continue.
However, police have not been able to trace the victim and are concerned he may have suffered head injuries.
Detective Constable Tom Hornby, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This was a cowardly and unprovoked assault and we desperately need to identify this man in order to check on his welfare.
"We also need to trace him because at this time we are effectively dealing with a victimless crime, which is clearly not the case.
"We need to take an account of what happened from him and record his injuries so we can properly and thoroughly investigate this matter and bring the offender to justice."
The victim is thought to have left in a taxi shortly after the attack at around 4.35am on Wednesday.
He is described as black, aged in his mid to late 20s and of medium build, and was wearing a white t-shirt, black top, jeans and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 39597. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.