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24 April 2013, 10:12
Police have released photos of three men wanted after a 53-year-old man was attacked during a night out in Wigan town centre.
Neil Topping was celebrating his brother's stag party when he was knocked out cold by a punch to the face. He was then kicked in the head.
The assault happened in King Street at about 2.25am on Sunday 14th April.
Police have released an image of three men taken by an official club photographer earlier that night.
Police Constable Roy Lunio said: "This was a violent attack carried out by three men who had no reason to act as recklessly as they did.
"Not only were Neil and his family's celebrations ruined, he was hospitalised with injuries I am sure everyone will agree are unpleasant to say the least.
"We would like to directly ask the three men pictured to come and speak to Greater Manchester Police before we find them first.
"We are asking that anyone who knows who these men are call us as soon as possible; you only need to look at the pictures of Neil to understand how serious this matter is."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5958 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.