Sikh priest attacked in Manchester

Police have released the CCTV footage of an incident where a Sikh priest was violently attacked in Manchester and left with life-changing injuries.

According to local media reports, the 62-year-old priest had been found in a pool of blood after the Northwest ambulance service called police to an incident report on Tib Street. The victim has been in hospital since the attack on June 23 evening, reportedly suffering from permanent brain damage.

Greater Manchester police have released the CCTV footage of the attack alongside pictures of a man and woman they believe will be able to assist with the investigation. The video footage showed that an unknown male assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene on foot after leaving the victim unconscious in the middle of the road.

Appealing for information from the public, the victim’s family has released a statement:

“A devoted husband and father who has lived, worked and supported a community in a city he has loved for 37 years and now cannot even leave the hospital.”

“Please, please act today not out of hate but to stop this from happening again to someone else and tearing another family apart, as we would not wish this anguish on anyone else.”

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