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OAP Suffers broken hip in violent unprovoked assault

A 69-year-old man suffered a broken hip in an unprovoked and violent assault in Manchester city centre.

At about 11.25am on Monday 11 August 2014, the victim was walking along Portland Street near to Natwest, when the offender approached him from behind and in an intimidating fashion asked him what do you want?

The thug then pushed the man, causing him to fall to the ground.

While the man was injured on the ground the offender feigned a kick at him before saying, Do you want some more?

He then walked off towards Oxford Road and is described as having a tanned complexion, being between 20 and 30 years of, 6ft tall and of slim build with short dark hair and beard and was wearing a Manchester United scarf.

The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken hip.

Detective Sergeant Mark Astbury, said: It is deplorable to think that a young man of 20 or 30 years old is prepared to intimidate and assault a man nearing his 70s in broad daylight on a busy street.

His actions were disrespectful and cowardly and appear to be completely without motive or provocation.

If anyone has any information about the identity of this cowardly individual I would encourage them to call us in absolute confidence.

Several buses were driving down Portland Street at the time of the assault so I would also like to hear from bus drivers if they have seen the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3277, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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