A man bit off part of a teenage boy's ear during a violent attack in Altrincham.

The 16-year-old victim was walking along an alleyway, connecting Goose Green and Altrincham Hospital, when he looked in the direction of a man and woman arguing nearby.

He was then confronted by the man who went onto punch him.

A second person, thought to be another man, also joined in by punching and kicking the boy.

During the attack a section of the boy's ear was bitten off.

He was taken to hospital suffering numerous injuries and needed to have emergency reconstructive work on his ear.

Police have released CCTV images

The boy will require reconstructive surgery over a lengthy period of time.

No arrests have been made.

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for witnesses and have issued CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the attack.

A teenager was viciously attacked

The attack took place in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Detective Constable Laura Floodgate, of GMP’s Trafford division, said: “This was an unprovoked and despicable attack on a 16-year-old boy which will see him need reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused to him.


“We are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time who saw the assault or anyone who recognises this man to contact police and aid our enquiries so we can ascertain the full circumstances of what transpired that night.

“A month may have passed since the incident but we have been following various strong lines of enquiry and are now keen to speak to those who may have been out in Altrincham that night and were passing through or near to the alleyway between Goose Green and the hospital.

“Our enquiries so far have established there was quite a large group of men and women passing through the area around that time and we encourage those who were in that group of people to get in touch and share their version of events from that night.”



Anyone with any information should contact police on 0161 856 7624. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.