Second Arrest After Hyde Teens Attacked

A 17 year old boy's been arrested after a teenager was beaten up in hyde.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault earlier today. He remains in police custody for questioning.

A 21-year-old man, who was arrested on Monday evening on suspicion of Section 18 assault also remains in police custody for questioning.

At 10:15pm on Saturday, the two victims were walking down Market Street, Hyde, when they passed by a takeaway shop.

Inside were a group of men and a woman, one of them banged on the window, pulled out a knife and made a threatening gesture.

The victims ignored them and walked away, but moments later the group spilled out of the takeaway and ran after the pair.

They tried to flee, but one of them, a 17-year-old boy, fell over and was attacked by the gang. He was repeatedly punched and kicked as he lay on the ground, suffering two fractured eye sockets. His friend, also 17, was punched in the face.

The first victim has undergone surgery in hospital and is now in a stable condition.

There were seven or eight offenders who are described as being Asian, in their late teens or early 20s.

Detective Inspector Dave Moores, of Tameside CID, said: “The hospitalised victim hasn’t yet been able to give us an account of what happened and what led up to this.

“As a result we cannot speculate on a possible motive for this. What I can say is that one man has been left seriously injured while another is nursing less serious cuts and bruises.

“It happened at a time of night where there are usually plenty of people milling around walking between pubs or visiting takeaways in the area.

“A large group of up to eight offenders ran after the victims and anyone seeing it would have been under no illusions of what they were witnessing. “