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Critically injured man is named
Attack victim Adam Brisley
Adam's abdomen split when his body was stamped on
A 22-year-old man left fighting for his life after being attacked during a night out in Manchester has been named.

Adam Brisley was repeatedly hit in the attack and, according to his brother, Chris, suffered a split abdomen as a result of being stamped upon.

Police say Mr Brisley is in a critical condition and is sedated in hospital.

The attack happened at around 0230 BST on Friday outside Nando's take-away on Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, where Mr Brisley works.

Memory loss

During the fight, he was attacked by a stocky man who repeatedly hit him and stamped on his body.

Mr Brisley went home after the attack but later suffered memory loss and began vomiting. He was taken to hospital, where he underwent surgery.

When I saw him, it was a complete shock. I almost could not recognise him. His whole body had swelled up
Chris Brisley, brother

His brother, Chris, said: "Adam was not a violent person. He was very passive.

"When I saw him, it was a complete shock. I almost could not recognise him. His whole body had swelled up."

One of the men involved in the fight is described as white, aged 30 to 35, 5ft 7in tall, stockily built, with wide shoulders and a bald or shaven head.

He was wearing a t-shirt, denim blue jeans and possibly trainers.

He was with another man described as white, aged 30 to 35, 6ft, of large build with a shaved head who was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops.

Officers are also trying to trace a black man described as 6ft tall, of stocky build with braided hair. He was wearing jeans and a jumper and was well spoken."

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