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“Sickening attack” left 49-year-old woman unconscious and seriously injured – 3 women arrested in connection with incident

Detectives from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are investigating the serious assault of a woman and are appealing to the public for information.

The 49-year-old was found at around 9:30am on the morning of 29 July, unconscious and seriously injured in the garden of a property on Rose Bank Road in Manchester.

She was taken immediately to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Three women (two aged 43 and one aged 44) have since been arrested in connection with this incident on suspicion of assault and remain in police custody for questioning.

A scene remains in place from Rosebank Road to the junction of Elstree Avenue whilst officers carry out their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Natalie McDonald said: “This is a sickening attack on a woman who was beaten unconscious and then simply left in a garden in urgent need of medical attention.

“The investigation is in its early stages but it is moving at pace and I can assure the local community that we are determined to hold the person – or persons – responsible to account.

“We are working hard to piece together the full circumstances and are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Rose Bank Road at around 9:30am this morning and who may have seen something suspicious (either this morning or last night) to report it to police.

“We are keeping an open mind and are not ruling out whether the victim was assaulted elsewhere and then moved to this location.

“I understand the concern this incident will cause local residents and we will therefore have extra patrol plans over the next few days to provide a visible police presence. If you have any concerns, I would urge you to speak to one of our officers who will be on hand to help and offer any reassurances.

“If you have information to share about this incident – including if you have footage such as doorbell, dashcam, CCTV or mobile – you can get in touch by calling 0161 856 1146 quoting log number 1175 of 29/07/2023.”

You can also make a report via the LiveChat function on GMP’s website: www.gmp.police.uk

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

(Source: Greater Manchester Police)


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