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Man attacked with hammer in Dukinfield

A 43-year-old man has been charged after a man was attacked with a hammer on a street in Dukinfield. 

Greater Manchester Police were called shortly after 12:05am on Saturday (22 January) to a report of an assault with a hammer on Cheetham Hill Road. 

Emergency services attended and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

John Verhiest, of Sandringham Drive, Dukinfield, has been charged with a Section 18 Assault and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Tameside Magistrates' Court on Monday (24 January).

Anyone with information about the incident - including dash cam or CCTV footage from the area at the time - should contact police online at https://www.gmp.police.uk/ or via 101, quoting incident 22 of 22/01/2022.

Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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