Youth in court over Dale Street, Manchester canal fall attack

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with assault after two men fell into a canal in Manchester city centre.

A 34-year-old man was attacked as he walked along the canal in Dale Street on Sunday evening.

He managed to pull himself out but a 25-year-old man who also fell in, is said to be critical in hospital.

The boy was remanded by magistrates to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 4 February. He has been charged with two counts of assault.

The teenager has also been charged with obstructing police.

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