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Three students attacked in unprovoked incident in Fallowfield

Three students, one currently in a serious condition in hospital, have been attacked in Fallowfield on their way home from a night out in Manchester.

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Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation in the south Manchester area after three teenagers were attacked in Fallowfield.

Detectives in the south of Manchester are looking into what happened on Saturday 4th October 2014. The trio were on their way home from a night out in Manchester at around 4am when the incident occurred.

The students got out of a taxi on Carhill Drive and walked in the general direction of Wilmslow Road.

They walked past a parked car and then a short time later two men got out of the car and violently attacked them.

They went home after the incident and on Sunday morning one of the men woke up feeling unwell. He called emergency services and was taken to hospital for treatment of a head injury.

He remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Detective Inspector John Harris, from the South Manchester division, said: “We are unclear of the events leading up to this attack which happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“What we do know is one man has been left seriously injured in hospital and we need the public’s help to piece together the moments before the assault.

“If you were in the area and witnessed the incident or have any information about the attack, please contact me as soon as possible.”

It is important to remember at this time of year, as the nights get darker, to ensure your safety; make sure there is someone who knows your whereabouts when going out in the evenings.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4973, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.