Police have stepped up patrols and appealed for calm after a video showing a brutal assault of a student was posted on social media - which led to properties being attacked in retaliation over the weekend.

The assault took place in Featherstall Road North on June 21 - but footage of the attack by a group of people has only just emerged.

DCI Matt Walker said investigations into both incidents were ongoing and appealed for calm.

The Oldham Times has taken the decision not to show the harrowing video in which the young man is repeatedly punched, kicked and stamped on.

The victim is contained in a headlock and pinned to the floor while the rest of the group continue their assault.

The Oldham Times: The video footage sent to The Oldham Times shows a gang of males attacking the victim from the floor.The video footage sent to The Oldham Times shows a gang of males attacking the victim from the floor.

The ordeal lasted for at least four minutes and 30 seconds, during which the victim can be heard saying: "I am dead" and "let me die".

He is then seen to be stripped of his clothes.

Three arrests have since been made in connection with the incident. The victim, believed to a student from Bangladesh has been released from hospital and is recovering.

However, since the disturbing footage was circulated online, the community have been in uproar demanding action.

On Saturday evening police received reports of a group of people attacking three properties in the Westwood and Werneth areas of Oldham and initial enquiries suggest that this has been in retaliation to the video of the assault being circulated online.

The Oldham Times: Dozens of people met in a car park in Oldham to talk about the incident.Dozens of people met in a car park in Oldham to talk about the incident.

Dozens of people attended an emergency meeting in the car park of the Grand Venue today, which was attended by councillors and police.

READ MORE: Residents in the Oldham community meet with police and councillors to discuss the incident.

DCI Walker, of GMPs Oldham District, said: “We are fully aware of the situation in Oldham yesterday and we have since launched an investigation in which we are following up on a number of lines of enquiry to establish who the offenders are.

“I’d like to reassure the public that we believe these incidents to be targeted with no wider risk to the public.

“We are continuing our investigation and are appealing to the community for calm.

"There will be an enhanced police presence in the area today and I’d like to ask any member of the public who has concerns about the events of yesterday, or anyone who has any information at all to please contact police”.

READ MORE: Oldhamers demand answers after police 'too slow' to act to brutal gang attack.

A local resident, Sam Jashin, said that anger has boiled over in the community following the assault.

She said: "It took the community to find them boys.

"I want justice for the boy and a few years isn’t enough.

"They held his neck like George Floyd was held back in 2020 but luckily this boy survived.

"But they have taken his dignity.

"As a British citizen, this is not a British values.

"This is not what we were taught to do in England so this kind of behaviour is coming from home - their parents need to be ashamed."

She added that she regularly passes the place where the incident took place, by the large Tesco superstore in the Westwood area.

Ms Jashin added: "I am concerned for my own safety and for the future of the children in this town.

"I want to have children but this scares me."

Cllr Nazrul Islam from Chadderton said: "We have gathered today to get the message out that while this incident has shocked the community there is a positive that the community is coming together."

Anyone with information is being urged to call 101, quoting log 1708 of the 3rd July 2022.