Following an assault on Saturday (September 2), police have released information about a man wanted in connection with the incident.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are looking for a man named Ethan Chisnall, 22, wanted in connection with a section 18 assault in Manchester.

Chisnall is said to be from Trafford and has links to Partington and Manchester.

A section 18 assault refers to the offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and is the most serious form of assault except for murder or manslaughter.

The incident at the Love Factory venue on Dantzic Street in Manchester led to police being granted extra powers to stop and search people in South Manchester and Trafford between 9.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Monday.

GMP said yesterday (Monday, September 4) that extra police patrols will be deployed over the coming days to further reassure local communities across Trafford and South Manchester following the incident on Saturday.

It is part of Operation Tahara, which is part of GMP’s response to a number of incidents of serous violence in Manchester recently.

Officers have been deployed to the area and will be talking to members of the community, conducing stop searches where appropriate, seizing illegal objects, and arresting those who are suspected of breaking the law.

Whilst the officers use their police powers to stop search, seize illegal objects, and arrest suspects, they will also look to divert young people away from antisocial behaviour and crime through engagement and referrals to specialist partner agencies and services, who can offer a broad range of opportunities for young people.

Detective Superintendent Dave Meeney, who oversees Operation Tahara, said: "Over the weekend, we implemented a Section 60 in response to concerns and intelligence about potential serious harm that could occur in the Trafford and South Manchester area, following a serious assault at the Love Factory in Manchester.

"At present it is not clear what the motive for the attack on Saturday night was or if it is linked to previous incidents in the Manchester and Trafford areas, however we are exploring every possible avenue to ensure all these incidents are investigated comprehensively and no stone is left unturned."

Anyone with any information regarding crime in their area should contact GMP on 101 or by using the report tool on their website: Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Information about crime can also be reported anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.