A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after being knocked unconscious in a “disgusting” attack.
Police have arrested three women after the 49-year-old was left “in a garden” on Rosebank Road in Newton Heath, Manchester, around 9.30am.
She remains in critical condition.
Three women aged 43, 43 and 44 are being held on suspicion of assault.
GMP Detective Inspector Natalie McDonald said: “This is a disgusting attack on a woman who was beaten unconscious and then simply left in a garden where she needed urgent medical attention.”
“The investigation is still at an early stage but it is moving forward apace and I can assure the local community that we are committed to holding the individual – or individuals – responsible to account.
“We are working hard to establish the full circumstances and are appealing to anyone who was in the Rosebank Road area at around 9:30am this morning and who may have seen anything suspicious (this morning or last night) to do so report.” Police.
“We remain open-minded and do not rule out that the victim was attacked elsewhere and then brought to this location.”
“I understand the concern this incident will cause for local residents and we will therefore have additional patrol plans in place over the next few days to ensure a visible police presence.”
“If you have any concerns I would urge you to speak to one of our officers who will be by your side and provide you with reassurance.
“If you have any information about this incident to share – including if you have doorbell, dash cam, CCTV or cell phone footage – you can contact us on 0161 856 1146 quoting log number 1175 dated 29/07/2023.
“Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”