A MAN was attacked as he waited for a taxi in Stretford.

At around 12.40am on March 2, the 42-year-old walked into a taxi rank on, Edge Lane, and ordered a cab.

The offender, who was with another man, threatened the victim, before headbutting and punching him.

He then used his knee to strike him in the ribs and chin, before the victim managed to break free.

The man then left.

He is described as being white, around 5ft 5in tall, in his late 20s to early 30s, of stocky build, with a bald or closely shaved head.

He wore a dark coat and grey tracksuit bottoms.

PC Emma Prior said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack on a man who simply wanted to order a taxi home.

“When he was threatened, the victim told the man that he did not want any trouble but was then subjected to a sustained assault.

“We do not believe the other man who was with the offender took part in the assault.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7655 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.