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13 January 2014, 16:04
An image has been published of a 79 year old woman who was attacked in Haughton Green during the first few days on January.
She was attacked just after visiting the Tesco on Mancunian Way. Four men approached her and punched her several times in the face. Nothing was taken during the attack.
The victim was so scared after the attack that she didn't leave the house for 5 days and didn't report what happened to the police. Her daughter put the image on Facebook to try and help track down the attackers.
Detective Inspector Richard Ennis said:
"This poor victim was so distraught by what happened that she essentially shut herself away from the world, fearing that these horrible muggers would find her. Thankfully her daughter paid her a visit and was at least able to offer some solace of comfort. I understand why she didn't want to tell anyone about what happened and she must have felt extremely vulnerable. I would, however, always encourage anyone who has been a victim of crime to call the police."
The ringleader of the attack is described as mixed race, 5'11" and in his mid 20s, with short black hair and a slim build.