A MAN had part of his nose bitten off and another sustained a fractured skull in separate attacks outside a Bury town centre pub.

Now, detectives are appealing for information from witnesses to the assaults which both happened outside the Chicago Rock Cafe in The Haymarket.

On Friday, October 15, at 10pm, a 39-year-old Bury man fractured his skull when he fell to the ground after being punched in the face.

Seconds earlier, he had remonstrated with a man and woman after they apparently jumped the queue of those waiting to get in.

The injured man was taken to Bury General Hospital where his condition is "satisfactory."

Police say the man and women left the scene after the assault and officers are anxious to trace them.

The male suspect is described as 6ft tall, medium build, aged in his mid 20s with short dark hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt.

Police say the woman was aged in her mid 20s, 5ft 10inch in height with long blonde hair. And on Sunday, October 17, between 12.30-12.45am, a 26-year-old Crumpsall man had part of his nose bitten off following a dispute.

He is currently having his nose rebuilt, using skin grafts from his mouth and cheek, at North Manchester General Hospital.

Earlier, the man and two others were asked to leave the pub by a doorman after an argument inside.

But the fracas continued outside where the assault took place.

One of the attackers was aged 20, 5ft 11inch tall, average build with short light brown hair, brushed forward and cropped at the sides.

The second man was around 6ft 3inch in height, aged 25, muscular build with a shaven head and goatee beard. He was wearing all black clothing.

Any witnesses, who have yet to speak to police, should ring Det Sgt Bill Gresty at Bury CID on 856 8150.

Alternatively, they can call Bury police crime management unit on 856 8157 or freephone CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

Those who can assist in Friday night's incident are asked to ring Bury CID on the same number or the crime management unit and CrimeStoppers.

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