Man attacked outside Rochdale takeaway

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was assaulted outside a takeaway in Rochdale.

The 59-year-old was outside Dixy Chicken takeaway on Reed Hill, off Yorkshire Street, at around 9.15pm last night, Thursday 28 September 2017, when he was punched once in the face.

He fell backwards and hit his head on the floor, suffering a serious head injury, and is now in a critical condition.

It is believed he could have been approached by up to five men outside the takeaway, one of which assaulted him.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and remains in custody for questioning.

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