Horrific footage shows two men covered in blood fighting on stairs at tram stop

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Two men covered in blood were filmed as they had a brutal fight near a tram stop in Oldham during rush hour.

The pair were filmed swinging punches, before one of them dropped to the floor during the incident at Hollinwood Metrolink station.

The footage shows one of the men on the ground while the other continues to hit him with an object.

The incident was filmed by passersby at around 5.30pm yesterday, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Parts of the distressing footage has been cut – due to its distressing nature.

The fight took place at a tram stop

Both men were covered in blood

 

A witness, who didn’t want to be named, said: “Two men are kicking the s**t out of each other at Hollinwood met stop on the stairs, police have been called.”

Another witness said a group of men appeared to be arguing on the platform, before two men ran down the stairs and began fighting.

She said: “They were punching each other. One of the men kicked the other in the face. He held him down in a headlock and was hitting him with a white object.

“Their faces were covered in blood. I was so shocked and appalled at the violence.

“They were fighting for a while. I saw them fighting for about five minutes.”

Passersby reported seeing a heavy emergency service response at the tram stop following the fight.

The area was cordoned off

Police say one man has serious injuries

 

One woman, who turned up at the station after the fight, said: “I had just got off the tram from work so I only saw the aftermath. The police had blue gloves on and there was blood all over the stairs.”

A GMP spokeswoman confirmed they are investigating and said one of the men was seriously injuired.

TfGM’s Head of Metrolink Danny Vaughan, said: “As is evident from the footage this was an appalling and violent incident that is now the subject of a police investigation and I’d encourage anyone with information to come forward.

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“Our network is covered by more than 2,000 CCTV cameras and since last night we have been working with police in response to this incident and will continue to do whatever we can to support them.

“The Rochdale via Oldham line is and will remain a focus of ours as we continue to work as part of the TravelSafe Partnership to prevent and deter incidents of crime.

“There are teams of Customer Service Representatives and TravelSafe Officers working along the line and on hand to talk to any customers who might be concerned about this incident.”



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