A MAN was assaulted by a gang in a brutal race attack.

The 21-year-old white victim was walking with his girlfriend on Clarkes Lane, Rochdale, when they were approached by a large group of Asian teenagers.

The group began attacked the couple while shouting vile abuse. Although the 17-year-old girl managed to struggle free, her boyfriend was repeatedly punched and kicked. He suffered a fractured ankle and injuries to his nose and face.

The gang were aged between 16-20. One of the attackers was an older, slim youth, 5ft 8 ins, with short black hair and pointy chin and nose.

The attack was around 8pm on Monday, November 2nd and police have issued an appeal for information now after a two-month investigation failed to track down those responsible.

Det Sgt Andrew Butterworth, of Rochdale CID, said: “The beating this man received was brutal and those responsible should be ashamed of themselves for behaving like a pack of animals.

Anyone with information is being urged to call detectives 0161 856 4644 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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