CCTV appeal over attack

Image of a man police want to speak to in connection with an assault
Image of a man police want to speak to in connection with an assault
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DETECTIVES want to speak to this man following a sickening attack near a Blackpool pub.

A man was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw after being punched in the head during the assault near the Hop Inn pub on King Street.

The 42-year-old victim, from Blackpool, who had been knocked to the ground, was unable to speak for days after the attack.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Det Con Michael Brook, of Blackpool CID, said: “I would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward and contact the police.

“We have released some CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this offence and would ask for people to contact us with information.”

The incident happened around 8pm on Sunday, March 27.

The man was attacked after trying to calm down another man, who had been asked to leave the pub.

Anyone with information can call Blackpool Police on (01253) 293933 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.