Police appeal for witnesses after two people are assaulted in Tameside

Around 6am this morning (Wednesday 9 October 2019) a man in his 20s was approached on Waterloo Road in Stalybridge by a man before being injured with a bladed object. 

A short time later, between 6.30am and 7am, a man in his 30s was walking along Concord Way in Dukinfield when he was also injured by a man brandishing a bladed object. 

It is not yet clear what sharp object the offender used as a weapon. 

Both victims suffered minor injuries and nothing was stolen. 

Officers are treating these incidents as linked and enquiries are ongoing to trace the person responsible. 

The offender is described as a white man, around 6 feet 2 inches tall and he was wearing a dark hooded jumper and dark clothing. 

Anyone with any information about what happened should contact police on 0161 856 9262 quoting incident number 415 of 09/10/2019. 
Information can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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