Bury bar fight
A man was beaten after he intervened to try to stop a fight at Pics Bar in Bury GMP/Google Maps

Greater Manchester Police have released an image of a man who was brutally beaten after he tried to stop a fight at a bar in Bury. The man intervened to try to stop tempers rising at Pics Bar but was dragged outside the night spot and battered before blacking out.

The 30-year-old victim was out in the town on 31 January when a brawl broke out at about 2.45am near to where he was standing. As he tried to calm the situation down, he was dragged towards the rear fire doors of the bar by a number of unknown men, one of whom had his hand around the victim's throat.

The next thing he knew, he was outside on his hands and knees with blood running down his face and no recollection of how he got the injuries. The man was taken to Salford Royal hospital with a fractured skull, facial bruising and a gash across his head.

Detective Constable Philip Slater of GMP's Bury Division said: "This man was enjoying a night out with friends when he was subjected to an unprovoked and violent attack after he attempted to calm down an aggressive situation. We are keen to speak to anybody who may have witnessed the incident or has any information about what happened."

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 8181 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.