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Horror on the High Street: Moment machete thug ‘hacks off rival’s FINGER’ in savage attack

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Horror on the High Street: Moment machete thug ‘hacks off rival’s FINGER’ in savage attack in front of shoppers in Salford

  • Bloody violence was unleashed on the streets of Salford on Monday
  • The machete attack happened in broad daylight just after 7pm
  • There have been to arrests so far but there is clear CCTV footage of the assault
  • The victim is said to have suffered life-changing injuries and lost at least a finger 










A man has had his finger sliced off in a brutal machete attack in broad daylight in Salford.

The violence – which had no obvious trigger – exploded on a street in the the Cheetham Hill area of the city.

Gruesome CCTV video of the attack shows the 30-year-old being set upon just after 7pm on Monday evening.

The footage shows a men dressed in black, holding the machete attack another person in a grey tracksuit.

In the video the victim is seen covering at the side of the pavement as blows from the blade are rained down in him. 

An eyewitness said: ‘I saw two guys running to the taxi, then the machete swung and a guy’s finger was cut off.

The bloody violence was unleashed on the streets of Salford on Monday just after 7pm

The bloody violence was unleashed on the streets of Salford on Monday just after 7pm

A man dressed in black holding a machete went for another men, who was in a grey tracksuit

A man dressed in black holding a machete went for another men, who was in a grey tracksuit

There have been to arrests so far but there is clear CCTV footage of the assault in circulation

There have been to arrests so far but there is clear CCTV footage of the assault in circulation

‘He was telling us to find his finger. I’m still in shock. It is awful,’ he added to the Manchester Evening News.

Two men dressed in black are then seen running to a silver coloured car before making their getaway.

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: ‘Police were called around 7.10pm (Monday 2 August 2021) to Bury Old Road, Salford to a report of a stabbing.

 ‘Emergency services have established a male had been stabbed.

The victim is said to have suffered life-changing injuries and lost at least a finger in the incident

The victim is said to have suffered life-changing injuries and lost at least a finger in the incident

Greater Manchester Police said that there had been no arrests as enquiries continued today

Greater Manchester Police said that there had been no arrests as enquiries continued today

The attacker fled the scene and was seen getting into a silver car which then fled the scene

The attacker fled the scene and was seen getting into a silver car which then fled the scene

‘A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital with serious and potentially life-changing injuries.

‘No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

‘Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or 0161 856 5168 quoting incident number 2626 of 02/08/21.’

A shop worker, who did not want to be named, said: ‘It is quite normal, there’s been a few. There’s been four since I have been here, I think.’

‘You have got to be aware of who is about. I try to keep myself to myself. When I get something to eat I come straight back.

‘I don’t know anyone round here, I only know the customers.

‘I have no reason to come here — I never came here before.’ 

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