Manchester: Police released CCTV footage of sixty-two-year-old Sikh priest being assaulted


Family of a Sikh priest who was found in a pool of blood due to his severe injuries after the attack has been asking for justice for the sixty-two years older adult with life-changing injuries.

On 23 June he was found in a pool after police were called by the North West ambulance service to report a man found unconscious in the road on Tib Street just before 6.30 pm.


The CCTV footage captured by camera revealed that an unknown male brutally assaulted a sixty-two-year-old Sikh priest near Hilton Street in Manchester before the offender fled the scene on foot. Leaving the sixty-two-year-old Sikh priest was found unconscious in the middle of the road at the location.

Recently Greater Manchester police released CCTV footage of the attack with pictures of a man and woman. Police believe that this will be able to help in further investigation.

“We took the decision to release the CCTV footage with the family’s permission, simply to show the severity and mindlessness of this attack and why we need to make sure the offender is found and faces the consequences of his appalling actions,” said DI Mark Astbury, of Longsight CID.

In addition, DI Mark Astbury of Longsight CID said that the victim’s Family described the priest as a devoted member of Family and society who “lived, worked and supported a community in a city he has loved for 37 years”.

The Sikh Family of the victim described the attack as violent and mindless. The Family added that their loved one was “left for dead on the bustling streets of Manchester”.

They told police that he was a man full of love and could never make any hate comments toward anyone. He always taught us to practice kindness.


The Family appealed for information, asking “anyone who knows anything or knows the offender to come forward”.

They said: “It is more than two months since the incident, but still we have not found the culprits and got justice for a sixty-two-year-old adult.

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