A man has been charged as a man remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Simon Tarry (11/10/1986) of Ennerdale Road, Stretford was charged with section 18 assault and affray.

He is due before Manchester Magistrates on Monday 27 January 2014.

Shortly after 4.15am on Friday 24 January 2014, police were called to reports of an assault on Deansgate, at the junction with John Dalton Street.

Officers went to the scene and found a man in his mid-30s with serious head injuries collapsed in the street.

Two men and a woman who had been previously arrested have been released without charge.