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Manchester student crowdfunds for replacement tooth after violent attack in city centre


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A Manchester Met student is fundraising for a replacement tooth after he was violently mugged in the city centre over the weekend.

Norton Finn Robinson was walking home from work at 3am on Sunday morning when three men attacked him near Portland Road, before stealing his phone and money.


Credit: Norton Finn Robinson 

Speaking to The National Student, the Fine Arts student, who deferred his university studies last year and is currently working as a bartender, said:

“I was walking home and they approached me.

“I work as a barman so there had been a lot of Christmas parties that night and it had gotten late, they came over very friendly I guess presuming I was walking home drunk”.

The muggers viciously punched and kicked him before taking his phone and tips. 

Credit: Norton Finn Robinson 

Robinson posted pictures of his injuries and clothes online, his shirt was covered in blood and dirt from the attack. 

Credit: Norton Finn Robinson 


Robinson has been forced to take time off work for the foreseeable future due to the nature of the attack. 

Fortunately, a witness saw the group of men running away from the scene and noticed Robinson “looking for worse for wear,” came to his aid and called the police.

Describing his violent attackers, Robinson said: “One was wearing a Santa hat quite slim faced and short, one was about 6ft and the other was tall and average build."

Credit: Norton Finn Robinson

As he is not eligible for free NHS dental care he is crowd fundraising to cover the costs of fixing, or replacing his broken tooth.

He has set up a Go Fund Me Page where he hopes to raise £500. On the page he states “all proceeds will go towards a new tooth, any additional funding will allow me to get it in like silver, (or) gold”.

Robinson told us he has officially reported the incident to the police who gave him a ride home. He says the police “helped me as much as they could on the night”, but so far the trio have not been caught. 

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