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Horrific moment Sikh leader is 'left for dead' in the street after 'brushing past a woman'– as police release CCTV images in a bid to catch his attacker

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I'm going to be honest, from what I can see from the video, I don't think the attacker was trying to kill him?


  • The 62-year-old victim was 'left for dead' after being attacked in Manchester 
  • It is thought the Sikh leader's attacker took issue with him after he innocently brushed the arm of his partner when walking by the couple on June 23 this year 
  • The victim has been staying in hospital since attack with a serious brain injury 
  • Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage to catch his attacker 


Police have released CCTV footage to find the person responsible for attacking a Sikh leader who was 'left for dead' on the street in Manchester. 

The 62-year-old victim, who has not be named, was in the centre of Manchester's Northern Quarter on June 23 when he was hit in the head by a man who was thought to have been upset after he bumped into his partner. 

It is believed the grandfather accidentally brushed the arm of a young woman when walking home. Her partner then followed him down the street. 


CCTV footage captures the men exchanging words on Hilton Street. The victim moves away but he is pursued onto Tib Street and is hit in the head twice before falling to the floor. 


Police have released images of people who may have information  They hope releasing the images will help to find the attacker


Police have released images from the CCTV footage in a bid to find the attacker

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He got only 3 years!




'Thug' who left Sikh priest brain damaged in 'racial attack' jailed for three years

Avtar Singh, 62, requires 24-hour care and can no longer read or write prayers after Claudio Campo launched an unprovoked attack in Manchester city centre on 23 June.

By Siba Jackson, news reporter


A "thug" who left a Sikh priest for dead in what has been branded a "racial attack" has been jailed for three years.

Claudio Campos, 28, subjected Avtar Singh, 62, to a severe brain injury after targeting him "without any justifiable reason" in Manchester city centre.


Campos floored Mr Singh by repeatedly punching him in the head in Tib Street, in the city's Northern Quarter, in broad daylight on 23 June.

He then calmly walked away leaving his victim unconscious in the street before going to a sports bar for a beer and burger with his girlfriend to mark their fifth anniversary.

"Cowardly" Campo hid from the police for three months until he was arrested after a tip-off following an appeal.....

Mr Singh suffered a stroke caused by bleeding on the brain together with multiple fractures to his cheek, jaw and eye socket, affecting his vision.

The priest, described as a "supportive, humorous, loving and hardworking husband and father", now requires round-the-clock nursing and medical care.


He is unable to read his prayers or write in his prayer book, the court heard.

Campo denied the attack was because Mr Singh was wearing a turban.

He pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm at an earlier hearing.

Passing sentence on Thursday, Judge Hilary Manley said the maximum sentence she could pass was five years and that Campos must also receive credit for pleading guilty.

But she told the defendant: "He was simply making his way through the city. He was troubling nobody. He gave you no reason at all to do what you did."

"Mr Singh has been described by his shattered and broken family as a humble, gentle and peaceable man, a devoted follower of and priest within the Sikh faith, who regularly carried out selfless acts of charity for those in need of help.

"As a direct result of your decision to attack him, his life, and the lives of his family, are forever traumatised, changed and diminished."



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