Thugs attacked and stripped boy for £11

POLICE are hunting thugs who battered a teenager and stripped him naked.

The victim, just 17, was walking across Abraham Moss playing fields in Crumpsall, Manchester,  on Tuesday 30 March 2010 at 5pm when he was attacked from behind.

A sustained assault then took place, during which the victim was struck with a metal bar and a chair leg.

He was knocked unconscious and several minutes later woke up to find himself naked.

The offenders had stripped him and thrown his clothes some distance away.

They robbed him of just £11.

The victim was taken to North Manchester Hospital were he received treatment for a fractured skull.

The only description he has been able to give is that one of his attackers was a man of Asian appearance and was wearing a red bandana.

Detective Constable Robert Ashurst, of Grey Mare Lane CID, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim, who is really young.

“He has been subjected to a cruel and vicious attack for the sake of just £11, but I’d like to stress that incidents like this are thankfully rare.

“There must have been a few people about on the playing fields at that time and who saw some or all of the attack. I’m appealing for anyone who knows who was responsible to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3540 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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