SIX men have been jailed after violently assaulting a man in the Northern Quarter.

On Friday, the men were sentenced to a collective 18 years in prison at Manchester Crown Square Court for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder.

Arron Garner, aged 23, of Stamford, Altrincham has been sentenced to five years and six months imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Charlie Potts, aged 21, of Grove Lane, Timperley was sentenced to five years imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The four other men were each sentenced to two years in prison for violent disorder.

They are: Leo Doyle, aged 24, of Hendham Drive, Altrincham; Jamie Wright, aged 21, of Downs Drive, Timperley; Joshua Wright, aged 23, of Downs Drive, Timperley; and Jack Callaghan, aged 21, of Amberwood Drive, Baguley.

In the early hours of Sunday, February 7, 2017, a 25-year-old man was leaving a bar and began searching for his friends.

He couldn’t see them so instead approached the defendants, who were stood nearby.

After talking to the group for a while, Garner suddenly forced the man against the wall of the building, with Doyle moving in and assaulting him.

Both Wright brothers and Potts then grabbed the man and dumped him in the middle of the road, where they punched and kicked him repeatedly.

This sustained assault continued until another group of people leaving the bar disrupted their attack and called for help.

The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for a broken jaw and other serious injuries.

Detective Constable Sarah Wright of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “Every one of the men involved in this violent and unprovoked attack on an innocent man has been taken off the streets.

“The way they carried out such a sustained and brutal assault on this man who was trying to befriend the group, should leave them feeling deeply ashamed.

“The man spent weeks recovering from the physical scars of this attack but he may never recover from the sheer terror of this senseless assault.

“It will be a long time before these six men leave the bars they now find themselves behind, forced to face the consequences of their mindless actions.”